West Central Illinois DHS buildings open as cooling centers

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 12:54pm


Here’s a reminder that there are over a hundred cooling centers open across Illinois to help people without air conditioning deal with the continuing heat wave. The state lists three Read More

Discussion of city’s comprehensive plan highlights Jax committee-of-the-whole meeting

By Jim McCabe on August 25 at 7:27am


A lengthy list of discussion topics are included in a committee-of-the-whole meeting scheduled for tonight’s Jacksonville City Council get-together. The committee-of-the-whole, which begins at 5:30, includes the following topics: additional Read More

Several historic Jax homes featured in Gov. Duncan Walking Tour

By Ryne Turke on August 24 at 8:00am

Duncan Mansion

The Governor Duncan Mansion and a selection of neighborhood homes are opening their doors for tours next month. The 6th annual Governor Duncan’s Neighborhood Historic Walking Tour will take place Read More

Bob Freesen YMCA now offering crossfit classes

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 11:05am


A new facility at the Bob Freesen YMCA in Jacksonville is offering members a chance to participate in a competitive fitness workout that is sweeping across the nation. The Redbird Read More

Nationally known priest and activist to visit Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 11:01am


A nationally known priest and activist is scheduled to make an appearance at Illinois College next month. Father Roy Burgeois will speak at Rammelkamp Chapel on September 17. His speech Read More

Managing Diabetes: topic for upcoming JACIL workshop

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 11:00am


The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living will be holding a workshop this week to offer people who have diabetes an opportunity to learn new techniques in managing diabetes. The Read More

Ezard, McCann, Davidsmeyer take Ice Bucket Challenge

By Jim McCabe on August 22 at 9:45pm


  On a hot Friday afternoon at the Jacksonville Municipal Building, three West Central Illinois politicians endured cold temperatures- for a few seconds- for a good cause. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Read More

Farm Safety Awareness Day takes place tomorrow

By Ryne Turke on August 22 at 1:02pm


Farm Safety Awareness Day is coming to the Morgan County Fairgrounds tomorrow to give West Central Illinoisans some tips and information on farm safety on and off the road. Steve Read More

North Greene schools have new app

By Jim McCabe on August 22 at 1:02pm


One Greene County school district is making it a little easier to communicate with parents and their students with a new app unveiled this week. North Greene Superintendent Les Stevens Read More

Peanut butter and automobile sandwiches?

By Jim McCabe on August 22 at 1:01pm

It’s not often you see the words “peanut butter” in the police blotter, but last night was an exception in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Police reports indicate someone reported smeared peanut butter Read More