Gerald Jackson sentenced to five years at IDOC

By Ryne Turke on June 19 at 4:24pm

Gerald Jackson

The brother of a murdered Jacksonville man has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his involvement in a 2014 shooting. Twenty-two-year-old Gerald Jackson, of Read More

Grierson Days back for 20th year

By Jim McCabe on June 19 at 12:45pm


Jacksonville’s Civil War re-enactment is celebrating its 20th year of existence this year. Organizers are getting ready for this weekend’s Grierson Days event in Community Park. It’s the first year Read More

JACIL continuing equality training sessions

By Ryne Turke on June 19 at 12:44pm


The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living will hold the next session of the Citizens Advocating for Real Equality training session. The four-part series, entitled How Bills Become Laws, is Read More

Certificate of innocence denied for Alstory Simon, freed last year from Jax prison

By Jim McCabe on June 19 at 12:44pm


A certificate of innocence has been denied by a Cook County Judge for a Chicago man freed from the Jacksonville Correctional Center last year. Alstory Simon’s murder conviction was overturned Read More

Bluffs man sentenced in October 2014 fatal accident

By Jim McCabe on June 19 at 8:43am


Sixty-year-old John Adams has been ordered to serve 30 months of probation after pleading guilty in April to reckless homicide. Adams was driving a truck that turned through a median Read More

South Jax ethics commission recommends prosecutors look at complaint, ISP report

By Jim McCabe on June 19 at 5:02am

A commission formed following an ethics complaint against village officials in South Jacksonville announced its recommendations last night. The complaint, from village resident Tyson Manker, was put on record during Read More

More controversy over activity at South Jax administrative building today

By Jim McCabe on June 18 at 1:03pm


South Jacksonville’s outgoing village president appears to be giving the village at least one more dose of controversy before stepping down in a few days. Acting Village President Steve Waltrip Read More

District 117 looking to merge athletic director and assistant principal positions at JHS

By Ryne Turke on June 18 at 12:54pm


The next athletic director at Jacksonville High School could be playing a big role on the administrative team. District 117 board members discussed the best solutions for filling the vacant Read More

Greene County Fair to have horse races again this year

By Jim McCabe on June 18 at 12:04pm


For the second year in a row, the Greene County Fair is hosting a major horse-racing event. The Downstate Classic for two and three-year-old harness-racing horses will be held next Read More

Beginning point of multi-state pipeline approved

By Jim McCabe on June 18 at 7:28am


The beginning point of an oil pipeline that could go through West Central Illinois was approved this week. The Bismarck Tribune of North Dakota reports officials with the Dakota Access Read More