Chopper lands at Mac as part of health fair

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 5:33am


Eugenia Hamilton, Coordinator of Health Services and Student life at MacMurray College, talks about what events took place yesterday at the health fair. “We kind of make it a community Read More

County, DCFS involved in custody fight over baby found in dumpster

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 2:14pm

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A Morgan County judge granted a temporary injunction this morning that prevents a state agency from removing the baby found in a Jacksonville dumpster in August from his foster parents. Read More

Time to test smoke alarms

By Ryne Turke on October 9 at 12:29pm


State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says to be prepared for an emergency situation, people should check to see if their alarms are working properly. “State law requires them to be Read More

Rep. Davis pushing for more protection from Ebola virus

By Ryne Turke on October 9 at 12:29pm


On October 3, the Ebola virus entered the United States when a patient in Dallas, Texas contracted the disease. A bipartisan letter, signed by Rodney Davis and 19 other representatives, Read More

Jacksonville man sentenced on trespassing charges

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 8:36am

A 26-year-old Jacksonville man has been sentenced for criminal trespass to a residence. Jerry Gunnin received a ten-day jail sentence in Morgan County Court yesterday and was ordered to pay Read More

Officials continue public information push on sales tax

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 8:33am


A Morgan County League of Women Voters meeting held in Jacksonville last night provided an opportunity for candidates in local races to answer questions. C.D. Davidsmeyer and Josh Evans are Read More

Counselors will be at North today after teacher found dead at Lake Jax

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 5:46am

Additional staff will be at North Elementary School today to help students cope with the tragic loss of a teacher. Twenty-eight-year-old Casey McDaniel of rural Jacksonville was a four-year sixth Read More

Man’s body found in Lake Jax near youth camp

By Jim McCabe on October 8 at 2:00pm

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The body of a Jacksonville man was discovered in Lake Jacksonville this morning. According to Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair, 28-year-old Casey McDaniel was found dead this morning at around Read More

Possible trial for Heitbrink pushed to December

By Jim McCabe on October 8 at 1:47pm


The former Jacksonville real estate agent accused of murder will most likely be making court appearances in 2015. Forty-nine-year-old Robert Heitbrink appeared in Morgan County Court this morning for another Read More

Homecoming week underway at IC

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 1:46pm


The opening night began on Monday and will continue through Sunday, with events happening every night on the IC campus. Illinois College President Barbra Farley and Director of Alumni Relation Read More