Federal grant provides upgrades to Greene County highways

By Blake Schnitker on August 31 at 7:52am

Greene County will see safety upgrades on their highways starting sometime over the next two years. According to the Jacksonville Journal Courier, highway guardrails throughout Greene County will be improved Read More

Sheriff Duvendack reflects on life of Mike Ryan

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 12:29pm

West Central Illinois is mourning the loss of a long-time law enforcement officer who served the area for several decades. Mike Ryan was a member of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Read More

Municipal parking lots to be sealed off for re-lining

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 7:06am

Local residents will notice some municipal parking lots being sealed off around the downtown area over the next week. According to Superintendent of City Hall and Central Park Terry Chumley, Read More

State Rep. Davidsmeyer discusses vote against school funding bill

By Blake Schnitker on August 29 at 10:43am

After months of back-and-forth and two votes last night, the Illinois House voted to approve a school funding reform bill. The legislation, Senate Bill 1947, looks to implement a new Read More

City’s Water Service highlighted discussion at city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on August 29 at 7:12am

A number of resolutions, as well as the city’s water service were the topic of discussion at last night’s city council meeting. Jacksonville aldermen heard from residents of Country Club Read More

Congressman Rodney Davis discusses federal relief efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey

By Blake Schnitker on August 28 at 10:40am

Dominating the majority of national news cycles over the weekend was the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas gulf coast. With thousands of people displaced or still in Read More

Jacksonville Public Library to hold “Bookstock” September 23

By Jack Jones on August 26 at 11:00am

Jacksonville residents can hear a full day of music and support local learning at the same time next month. The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting its second annual “Bookstock” on Read More

Annual Waverly Picnic taking place throughout the weekend

By Blake Schnitker on August 25 at 11:30am

The city of Waverly is welcoming people from throughout west central Illinois this weekend for their annual community picnic. The Waverly Old Fashioned Picnic officially kicked off last night with Read More

MacMurray seeks community entries for Homecoming Parade

By Blake Schnitker on August 25 at 10:36am

MacMurray College is looking to get local residents involved in their annual homecoming parade this fall. The local college announced yesterday that it is seeking community entries for their yearly Read More

UPDATE: Pair of local residents in custody for alleged meth charges

By Blake Schnitker on August 25 at 6:58am

There’s been an update regarding the two Jacksonville residents arrested on alleged meth-related charges last night. According to police reports, 29-year old Ashley Cozart and 43-year old Albert Charlesworth, both Read More