Update: Man arrested after 18 pot plants seized from Jax home

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 12:23pm


A Jacksonville resident is facing charges after 18 cannabis plants were found at his residence. Illinois state troopers and Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 1419 Center Street last night Read More

Virginia approves initial installation of advanced water meters

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 12:22pm


Improved water meter technology could be making its way to a Cass County village. Virginia City Council unanimously approved the new water meter installation last week. The Cass County Star-Gazette Read More

District 117 names Turner Assistant Principal

By Ryne Turke on May 19 at 12:21pm


District 117 filled Turner Junior High’s vacant assistant principal position last night. Kyle Price, an administrator in the Riverton School District, will start the role next school year. District 117 Read More

Governor announces agreement with ISD teachers

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:43am


Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Wednesday that a four-year collective bargaining agreement has been reached with a union representing teachers at the Illinois School for the Deaf. The agreement is Read More

New partnership announced between Passavant, Morgan Co. Health Dept, and SIU School of Medicine

By Jim McCabe on May 19 at 8:37am


Officials from Passavant Area Hospital, the Morgan County Health Department and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine announced a new Jacksonville family medicine clinic yesterday afternoon. The SIU Center for Read More

District 117 selects Downtown Square for Jacksonville Alternative School location

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 10:01pm

Plans are in motion to place Jacksonville’s Alternative School on the downtown square. District 117 board members unanimously approved a lease agreement for the school at 30 North Central Park Read More

Back-and-forth on budgeted bridge at Parks and Lakes meeting

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 1:02pm


Despite money being budgeted for it, not everyone appears on board with plans for a proposed pedestrian bridge in the Lake Jacksonville area. The Jacksonville Finance Committee put $100-thousand for Read More

LaHood rails against overtime rule

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 12:59pm


Jacksonville’s Congressman is expressing concern about a new Department of Labor rule regarding overtime. The rule, which is being reviewed by the White House this week, says anyone who is Read More

JMS project, Alternative School location on District 117 agenda

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 7:15am


Tonight’s Jacksonville School District 117 meeting agenda includes 16 action items. The busy night will feature the consideration of several Jacksonville Middle School and High School construction projects, an update Read More

Illinois College announces partnership with Springfield nursing college

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 7:14am

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Illinois College is forming a new partnership for students with St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield. The new program, announced at the nursing college yesterday, gives students the chance Read More