Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to have an after-hours open house event this afternoon

By Anthony Engle on May 10 at 9:23am

Jacksonville tourism officials have announced the best year ever recorded. In 2016, tourism to Jacksonville generated over 8 and a half million dollars in payroll, brought in over one million Read More

Illinois College celebrates 184th graduate commencement this weekend

By Anthony Engle on May 10 at 8:56am

184 years. That’s 67 thousand days of history and commitment to the higher education of all students Illinois College has welcomed to Jacksonville. The 184th Illinois College Commencement Ceremony will Read More

Passavant/Gatorade 5k and 10k races to benefit local chapter of Ainsley’s Angels

By Anthony Engle on May 9 at 8:36am

Runners from around Illinois and beyond are welcomed to Jacksonville every year during Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate and support a noble cause in Illinois, and the foundation supported this Read More

Teenager suffers minor injuries despite overturning car in Scott County crash

By Blake Schnitker on May 9 at 7:17am

An area teenager has been hospitalized with minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Scott County yesterday. According to reports from Illinois State Police District 20, a 16-year old female Read More

Corn and soybean growth on steady pace, winter wheat heading still very much below average

By Anthony Engle on May 8 at 7:51pm

The warmth in the air is a good sign of crop in the ground. Nearly 5 days, or roughly seventy percent of last week, were deemed suitable for fieldwork. The Read More

Mayor Ezard discusses ITEP grant for East State Reconstruction project

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 12:36pm

Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard is sharing his excitement regarding the Historic East State Street Reconstruction project that’s receiving funds from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, or ITEP. Illinois Governor Bruce Read More

Davidsmeyer weighs in on bill that would raise wages for home health care workers

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 9:15am

There’s currently a bill in the Illinois House that proposes increased hourly wage raises for home health care workers for over the next three-to-four years. Specifically, the bill would provide Read More

East State Street Reconstruction Project among ITEP projects announced yesterday

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 7:44am

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, or ITEP, announced 54 projects yesterday, including a significant street project within the city of Jacksonville. According to the Jacksonville Journal Read More

County Board approves engineering agreement for township bridge program

By Blake Schnitker on May 7 at 1:10pm

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners approved an engineering agreement for a program involving repairs to various bridges in certain townships in the area. There were three items on the Read More

Morgan County Health Department beginning routine searches for West Nile Virus infections in deceased birds

By Anthony Engle on May 7 at 12:36pm

People always think mosquitoes when West Nile Virus is mentioned, but where do the mosquitoes get it from? The answer to that question is birds. For this reason, health departments Read More