Jacksonville exhibitors flock to 2015 Business Expo

By Ryne Turke on February 21 at 12:30pm


The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce will feature over 30 local businesses in this year’s Business Expo. The event will take place at Hamilton’s on Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Jacksonville Read More

Jacksonville to hold Weather Spotter Training Course

By Ryne Turke on February 21 at 12:29pm

The Jacksonville/Morgan County Office of Emergency Management is set to host a Weather Spotter Training Course in March. The course will be instructed by employees from the National Weather Service Read More

Storm drops nearly half-foot of snow; one major accident reported

By Ryne Turke on February 21 at 7:18am


At least one accident has been reported with a major snowstorm that has dumped five-and-a-half inches of snow in West Central Illinois. Illinois State Police reports indicate it happened on Read More

Jax UPS driver safety earns spot in top tier of drivers

By Jim McCabe on February 21 at 7:12am

A driver for the Jacksonville UPS store is celebrating a very safe milestone. Rick Day of New Berlin has been inducted in the UPS Circle of Honor after he completed Read More

Jacksonville man arrested for making Meth in car

By Richard Holton on February 21 at 7:11am


36-year old Mario Sommerio the 1-thousand block of Hachett was arrested by Morgan County Deputies at around 9:00 last night at the 2-thousand block of W Morton. According to a Read More

Final round of power line hearings coming to West Central Illinois

By Jim McCabe on February 20 at 1:32pm


One more round of public meetings has been set for a potential high-voltage power line coming through West Central Illinois. The meetings, open to the public, are for landowners to Read More

Update: Wintry mix expected to impact area this weekend

By Jim McCabe on February 20 at 1:30pm


It could get a little messy in West Central Illinois weather-wise this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Morgan, Cass, and Scott Counties from Read More

Craig Wright named next School Resource Officer

By Ryne Turke on February 20 at 1:23pm

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A new school resource officer will be roaming the halls of District 117 next school year. Jacksonville Police Chief Tony Grootens says the JPD and District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek Read More

About $1.2 million between city, county would be gone under governor’s proposal

By Jim McCabe on February 20 at 7:11am


Officials are waiting to see what happens next after Governor Rauner announced plans to cut revenue streams for local governments. Rauner, during his budget speech on Wednesday, said the amount Read More

Former Circuit Clerk Dies

By Gary Scott on February 19 at 3:05pm

A long time former Morgan County elected official died today at a nursing care facility in Jacksonville. Joe Casey of South Jacksonville died this morning at Heritage Health at age Read More