Guilty plea entered in case of death of New Berlin man

By Jim McCabe on July 24 at 8:42am


A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to drug-induced homicide and other drug charges related to the 2012 death of a New Berlin man. Our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel Read More

Repeated violations force Greenfield food processing plant to close doors

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 4:11pm

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A Greene County food processing plant cited for repeated violations of the Illinois Meat and Poultry Inspection Act has had its license revoked. According to a press release from the Read More

Deer hunting revisions announced

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 1:09pm


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced changes to the 2014-2015 deer hunting seasons. An additional 20 counties have been removed from the late-winter season, including Scott and Sangamon Read More

Process for selecting new Morgan County Commissioner released

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 1:08pm


The procedure on picking a candidate for the remainder of the late Dick Rawlings term as Morgan County Commissioner has been announced. Morgan County Republican Chairman Steve Hardin released the Read More

Virginia barn destroyed by fire

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 5:39am


A fire burned down a hay barn to the ground west of Virginia yesterday. It happened on Orchard Road at a barn owned by Glenn Sweatman, according to Virginia Fire Read More

Appellate court rules against ComEd in FutureGen case

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 4:31pm


An Illinois appellate court has ruled that state utilities are required to purchase electricity from the FutureGen project. The 1st District Appellate Court upheld on Tuesday a previous order from Read More

Goodwill Industries under investigation for possible security breach

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 3:20pm


Goodwill Industries is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach, but it appears for now the Jacksonville store is in the clear. The nonprofit organization was contacted Read More

Woman convicted in Watkins murder talks to Channel 20

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 1:05pm


The woman convicted in the murder of Steven Watkins is speaking out to our TV news reporting partners. Seventy-eight-year-old Shirley Skinner was convicted of shooting Watkins in the back of Read More

West Central Illinois farmers continue to show strong crop numbers

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 12:59pm


According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, local crops are reporting numbers higher than the five year average, as corn is silking at 88 percent and soybeans Read More

Bulletproof vests now mandatory for police departments; nothing new to Jacksonville

By Richard Holton on July 22 at 7:10am


New legislation signed last week has made it mandatory for Illinois police departments to provide bulletproof vests to officers, but the concept is nothing new to officers in our area. Read More