Lawsuit filed against Waverly, police department could be heard in federal court

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 12:43pm


Attorneys representing the City of Waverly and past and present members of its police department want to move a lawsuit filed against them to federal court. The suit was filed Read More

Bill would speed up application process for ISD/ISVI

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 12:43pm


The Illinois Senate has passed legislation that would streamline the process of hiring teachers at the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired. The legislation, Senate Bill 220, is Read More

District 117 holds special meeting to review bond sale status

By Ryne Turke on May 14 at 7:48am

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Just days after receiving word that District 117’s sales tax will be bringing in more revenue than projected, board members approved several action items to continue the bond sale process. Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield spokesman says mass layoffs not happening in Jax

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 7:48am


Despite rumors that more than 100 jobs at the Jacksonville Blue Cross Blue Shield office could be affected by corporate changes, officials with the company say there’s nothing to worry Read More

Newest West Central Illinois regional superintendent retiring

By Jim McCabe on May 14 at 7:47am


Multiple media outlets are reporting Debbie Niederhauser submitted a letter of retirement on Tuesday night to the Adams County board. Niederhauser was the superintendent for school districts in Adams and Read More

Former ISVI instructor found not guilty in bench trial

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 1:18pm

James Strader

A former instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired arrested for alleged improper conduct with a student has been cleared of charges. Twenty-nine-year-old James Strader Jr. was found Read More

Doin’ It For Doris race honors memory of Doris Kaiser

By Ryne Turke on May 13 at 1:05pm

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A 1K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser in Alexander this weekend aims to benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The Doin’ It For Doris Race will honor the memory of Doris Kaiser. Read More

Fundraiser at Waverly American Legion hopes to bring in cash for new building

By Ryne Turke on May 13 at 1:04pm


As repair costs continue to pile up for the Waverly American Legion, a committee is making an effort to raise money to construct a new building. Waverly American Legion fund Read More

Father DeGrand speaks out against accusations, Bishop Paprocki

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 7:27am


A former Jacksonville priest who was removed from the priesthood after accusations of sexual abuse against a local parishioner is speaking out. The Catholic Diocese of Springfield found that an Read More

You can start barking for a new Jacksonville dog park today

By Jim McCabe on May 13 at 7:27am


Planning is underway for a Jacksonville-wide dissemination of information on how to snag a new dog park. Three city aldermen were among the volunteers at the the local public library Read More