IC joins worldwide organization

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 1:01pm


Illinois College has joined the Clinton Global University Network. According to a press release from the school, the growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed Read More

Kiwanis club searching for annual volunteer award winner

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 1:00pm


Nominations to award a devoted young adult for their volunteer services in the Jacksonville area are now being accepted. The A. Wadsworth Applebee Community Service Award was created by the Read More

Cross seeking support for income tax petition

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 8:25am


The Republican candidate for state treasurer wants West Central Illinoisans to join him in his effort to prevent an income tax hike from becoming permanent. Former House minority leader Tom Read More

Morgan County to get more than $381,000 in road repair cash

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 8:23am


The state of Illinois is giving local governments $100 million to help repair roads and address other transportation needs following a particularly brutal winter. Governor Pat Quinn announced the funding Read More

Students might have to pay to take test

By Jim McCabe on April 8 at 8:20am


High school students in West Central Illinois could soon have to pay the cost of taking the ACT test. Mary Fergus with the Illinois State Board of Education says it’s Read More

Local college athletics officials weigh in on unionization vote

By Jim McCabe on April 7 at 1:03pm

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As Northwestern University football players get set to vote on the creation of a union, NCAA Division III schools like the two in Jacksonville are in “wait and see” mode. Read More

Jax state rep sponsoring jobs bills

By Jim McCabe on April 7 at 1:02pm


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is sponsoring a package of bills designed to improve Illinois’ economy and create jobs. The package, introduced last week, includes items such as workers compensation Read More

MacMurray student to intern in D.C.

By Jim McCabe on April 7 at 1:01pm

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A MacMurray College junior will be working at the U.S. Department of Transportation this summer for an internship in Washington, D.C. Martin Lara will work with the Office of the Read More

Main Street soliciting traffic for online survey

By Jim McCabe on April 7 at 7:24am

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Jacksonville Main Street is urging community members interested in participating in the development of its new vision statement to take an online survey. The downtown improvement organization is encouraging people Read More

Jacksonville pharmacist suspended

By Jim McCabe on April 7 at 7:23am


A Jacksonville man has been suspended for three years by state regulators from working as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. The State Journal-Register reports 57-year-old Martin Barron was barred by Read More