State Police emphasizing safe driving over Labor Day weekend

By Blake Schnitker on September 2 at 6:30am

Labor Day weekend is a busy time for everyone around the country, and west central Illinois is no different. With hundred of folks traveling for the long weekend, law enforcement Read More

Dreams Tickets Sold Out!!

By Jack Jones on September 1 at 4:11pm

The dreams drawing is just a few short days away… And the last ticket has been sold today! We spoke earlier today with Jamie Martin, and he says despite the Read More

19th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua taking place this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on September 1 at 12:29pm

Adding to the weekend full of local activities is the annual Prairieland Chautauqua. Now in its 19th year running, the Prairieland Chautauqua is welcoming a handful of talented actors, singers Read More

Superintendent Ptacek shares thoughts on new school funding plan

By Blake Schnitker on September 1 at 7:12am

School leaders throughout Illinois collectively exhaled yesterday, as Governor Bruce Rauner finally signed the long-awaited school funding plan. After passing both the House and Senate on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, Read More

Man arrested for alleged possession of meth in Pike County

By Blake Schnitker on August 31 at 10:04am

A Quincy man remains locked up in Pike County after his arrest earlier this week on meth-related charges. The Illinois State Police’s West Central Illinois Task Force, along with deputies Read More

Federal grant provides upgrades to Greene County highways

By Blake Schnitker on August 31 at 7:52am

Greene County will see safety upgrades on their highways starting sometime over the next two years. According to the Jacksonville Journal Courier, highway guardrails throughout Greene County will be improved Read More

Sheriff Duvendack reflects on life of Mike Ryan

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 12:29pm

West Central Illinois is mourning the loss of a long-time law enforcement officer who served the area for several decades. Mike Ryan was a member of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Read More

Municipal parking lots to be sealed off for re-lining

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 7:06am

Local residents will notice some municipal parking lots being sealed off around the downtown area over the next week. According to Superintendent of City Hall and Central Park Terry Chumley, Read More

State Rep. Davidsmeyer discusses vote against school funding bill

By Blake Schnitker on August 29 at 10:43am

After months of back-and-forth and two votes last night, the Illinois House voted to approve a school funding reform bill. The legislation, Senate Bill 1947, looks to implement a new Read More

City’s Water Service highlighted discussion at city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on August 29 at 7:12am

A number of resolutions, as well as the city’s water service were the topic of discussion at last night’s city council meeting. Jacksonville aldermen heard from residents of Country Club Read More