2016 edition of Passavant race approaching

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 8:17am


You can help the Jacksonville Community Food Center by running in this year’s Passavant Hospital 5K/10K run and walk later this month. Race coordinator Kevin Eckhoff spoke with Gary Scott Read More

Some wind damage in Cass County last night

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 6:18am


Stormy weather from Friday evening caused a little bit of damage in the four-county area. In Cass County, the National Weather Service reported several trees were snapped and uprooted along Read More

Report: Scott County co-op exceeded lead standard for water in 2013

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 1:20pm


A new report from the “Chicago Tribune” shows there is one local water system that has had lead levels in water exceed standards set by state regulators. The “Tribune” has Read More

Lake Jax hosting camper lottery

By Ryne Turke on May 13 at 1:20pm

A camper lottery will be held at Lake Jacksonville on Saturday. Any camper who has rented a lot at Lake Jacksonville for at least a year is eligible for the Read More

Crash at Morgan-Sangamon border leaves motorcyclist in “serious condition”

By Ryne Turke on May 13 at 1:04pm


A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after a crash with a vehicle on the Morgan-Sangamon County line this morning. The accident was reported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department at around Read More

Springfield woman accused of killing Jax man in DUI accident pleads guilty

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 7:26am


A 29-year-old Springfield woman pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a teenage girl and her passenger while drunk driving. Andrea Little is accused of killing 16-year-old Danielle Allen of Pleasant Plains Read More

Scott County joining new dispatch center far from a guarantee

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 7:22am


Law enforcement and emergency medical personnel from all over Scott County gave opinions on- and asked questions about- the possibility of the county joining a new 911 service Thursday night. Read More

SB 231 would provide “substantial staff support” for at risk students attending District 117

By Ryne Turke on May 12 at 12:14pm


Jacksonville School District 117’s Superintendent is chiming in on the recent activity regarding Senate Bill 231. The latest education funding proposal from Senator Andy Manar passed Tuesday on the third Read More

MacMurray baseball postseason bound

By Ryne Turke on May 12 at 11:52am


Under a first year head coach and a 22-win season, MacMurray College’s baseball program is postseason bound. With four straight wins to close out the regular season, the Highlanders punched Read More

Woman claims dog was stolen, hoping for it to return

By Jim McCabe on May 12 at 7:22am


A Jacksonville woman hasn’t given up hope that a missing dog she believes was stolen can be returned. Debra Heck, a military veteran originally from New Mexico, adopted “Foxy” from Read More