Celanese plant in Meredosia closing in December

By Ryne Turke on September 25 at 7:11am


The doors to a Meredosia plant are set to close at the end of the year. Celanese, a vinyl acetate/ethylene emulsion facility, announced it will be shutting down the Meredosia Read More

Parking lot concert featured at Prairieland Steam Show

By Ryne Turke on September 25 at 6:49am


The gates have opened for the 46th annual Prairieland Heritage Steam Show in South Jacksonville. The three day event, open through Sunday, showcases a unique blend of agricultural and antique Read More

Mac sponsored Science in the Movies series returns Sunday

By Ryne Turke on September 25 at 6:41am


The film dates for year three of the Science in the Movies series have been released to the public. MacMurray College assistant professor of physics Joanne Budzien is the organizer Read More

IC welcomes alumni for Homecoming Weekend

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 1:43pm


Homecoming festivities are rapidly approaching for students, staff and alumni of Illinois College. The action starts on Friday evening, with a wine and cheese event at the Alumni House. The Read More

JPD hosting Take Back Initiative

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 12:20pm

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The Jacksonville Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday. The JPD and Drug Enforcement Administration will sponsor another National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 Read More

Cantrell earns Master Board Member honor from IASB

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 12:19pm


A District 117 board member has achieved Master Board Member status. Steve Cantrell, who has completed more than 675 credit hours as a board member, was informed of the distinguished Read More

District 117 approves tentative budget for 2016

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 5:24am


District 117 board members held a special meeting on Wednesday to review the tentative 2016 fiscal year budget. Statistics provided by Chief Financial Officer Jamie Hadjan show the 2015 budget Read More

LLCC offering ghost hunting course this fall

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 4:58am


Ghost hunting courses will be offered this fall at Lincoln Land Community College. Ghost Hunting 101, a non-credit course, will meet on Tuesdays from October 6-27 at 6:30 p.m. in Read More

Not your standard obit- local man humorously pens own death notice

By Jim McCabe on September 23 at 12:18pm


A local man who recently died decided to write his own obituary, and you won’t believe what it says.  “I am Donald Lee Ivy and apparently I have passed away.” Read More

Jacksonville firefighters respond to multiple blazes this morning

By Ryne Turke on September 23 at 9:36am

According to official records from the Jacksonville Fire Department, the first blaze occurred at around 12:30 a.m. in the 900 block of North Prairie. Firefighters arrived at the scene to Read More