Two Illinois Congressmen sponsoring separate bills concerning rural EMS services

By Anthony Engle on June 29 at 4:46pm

Washington, D.C. has heard two separate amendatory bills today from two Illinois congressmen, both of them concerning emergency medical services in rural areas. One bill was introduced today and would Read More

First excessive heat warning of 2018 issued by Lincoln Forecast Office of the NWS

By Anthony Engle on June 29 at 4:37pm

When people hear about the potential of temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit and heat indexes causing outside to feel like 110 degrees, hot weather becomes the hot topic. The National Read More

FBI now handling investigation into alleged incident at Mt. Sterling Correctional Center

By Blake Schnitker on June 29 at 6:47am

The FBI is now getting involved in an investigation into an alleged incident at the Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt. Sterling. An investigation into a May incident at the Read More

Time Out Communities lot rent increases topic of Town Hall Meeting this evening

By Anthony Engle on June 28 at 1:19pm

A town hall meeting is being held tonight to gather community support for senior citizens, disabled veterans, and other residents of local mobile home and trailer communities. The meeting will Read More

JPD investigating alleged stabbing overnight, victim not cooperating with authorities

By Blake Schnitker on June 28 at 12:35pm

A local man has been hospitalized following an alleged stabbing in the early morning hours at an unknown location. According to a press release from the Jacksonville Police Department, shortly Read More

Two water main breaks near downtown Jacksonville square

By Anthony Engle on June 27 at 6:02pm

A pair of water main breaks appeared near the Jacksonville downtown square earlier this afternoon. According to Assistant Jacksonville Water Superintendent Rick Hearin, the first break occurred near the exit Read More

Morgan County Health Department addresses mosquito prevention after first 2018 Illinois human case confirmed

By Anthony Engle on June 27 at 1:24pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently announced that the first official 2018 human case of West Nile Virus in the state was confirmed last week in Cook County. According Read More

Winchester Police, Scott County Sheriff’s Dept search for missing local man

By Blake Schnitker on June 27 at 6:55am

Authorities and local residents throughout Winchester and Scott County continue to search for a local man who’s been reported missing since early Sunday morning. Through a post on the department’s Read More

Corn begins silking, soybeans blooming faster than average

By Anthony Engle on June 26 at 12:21pm

In light of much-needed rainfall last week, the USDA has reported that less than half of last week was deemed suitable for fieldwork, at 3.2 days. The average temperature in Read More

Pittsfield man accused of strangling woman found mentally unfit to stand trial at this time

By Blake Schnitker on June 26 at 9:55am

A mental fitness evaluation has delayed the trial of a Pittsfield man accused of strangling a woman with whom he shared a residence. Sixty-three year old David Sampley, of Pittsfield, Read More