Jacksonville Main Streets opens Partnership Drive

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 12:46pm

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From now through the end of the year, the nonprofit, volunteer driven group is looking to gain additional community involvement in the downtown revitalization process. Jacksonville Main Street Executive Director Read More

September known as “Recovery Month” in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 12:45pm


“Recovery Month” focuses on encouraging people to reach out and help others who are suffering with mental illness or drug addiction. Human Services Spokeswoman Januari Smith says the first step Read More

Attorney General candidate Schimpf visits Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 7:44am

Schimpf addresses crowd at meet and greet

The Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General made an appearance in Jacksonville yesterday to discuss his platform for the upcoming race. Paul Schimpf spoke with about 20 members of the Read More

Roodhouse police dog to get bulletproof vest

By Jim McCabe on September 24 at 7:44am


A Roodhouse Police Department K-9 dog is one of several hundred across the country getting a custom-made bulletproof vest. “Rocky,” a four-year-old Belgian Malinois, will receive the ballistic and stab-proof Read More

Over half a dozen JHS students arrested for “TP” incident

By Jim McCabe on September 24 at 7:44am


Jacksonville Police made seven arrests at Jacksonville High School yesterday for criminal damage to state-supported property, theft and criminal trespass to property. The alleged incident took place on Sunday at Read More

Candidate for sheriff facing felony charges picked for…jury duty?

By Jim McCabe on September 24 at 7:44am

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Try to wrap your head around this lede: A Greene County Sheriff candidate facing felony charges of jury tampering has been selected for jury duty. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports Luke Read More

Local farmers entering the home stretch

By Ryne Turke on September 23 at 1:02pm

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According to recent reports from the USDA, corn and soybeans are showing a slow amount of progress, but still looking good. USDA crop statistician Mark Schleusener says that crop progress Read More

Man accused of starting fire in city last month faces felony charges

By Jim McCabe on September 23 at 1:01pm


A Quincy man is facing felony charges for starting a fire in a Jacksonville garage in August. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Bonjean pleaded not guilty this morning in Morgan County Court to Read More

Winchester-area fire causes nearly $50,000 in damage

By Jim McCabe on September 23 at 1:01pm


Part of a two-story log cabin suffered heavy fire damage last night in rural Scott County. It happened at 759 Big Swan Road, about eight miles southwest of Winchester. Firefighters Read More

Comprehensive Plan positives and negatives spelled out

By Jim McCabe on September 23 at 8:28am


Jacksonville’s Community Development Director had an optimistic view of what the city has done in the twelve years since it issued a Comprehensive Plan last night. Director Kelly Hall appeared Read More