Last Day to Submit Applications for Dieckamp Scholarship

By Blake Schnitker on March 15 at 2:32pm

Today is the last day to apply for the Herman Dieckamp University of Illinois scholarship offered through the Jacksonville Public School Foundation. Albers says former scholarship winners have pursued a Read More

New State Budget Won’t Save Wells Center As Is

By Gary Scott on March 15 at 10:37am

A head of a local agency that treats substance abuse says he now has a little better direction about the future of a 50-year-old Jacksonville institution. Wells Center executive director Read More

Scott County Man Hurt in Bluffs accident

By Gary Scott on March 15 at 9:41am

A Scott County man was injured in a single vehicle accident in Bluffs yesterday morning. Illinois State police say 34-year-old Bud Sleek of Bluffs was treated for minor injuries at Read More

City Council gives subsidy for Safe Ride program, introduces Emergency Mobile App

By Blake Schnitker on March 15 at 5:24am

West Central Mass Transit’s Safe Ride program is getting a boost from Jacksonville aldermen following last night’s City Council meeting. Among the resolutions approved by the City Council last night Read More

Wells Center Eventually Under New Management?

By Gary Scott on March 14 at 5:55pm

It’s becoming apparent that the future of the Wells Center in Jacksonville may be in the hands of an unidentified third party. That was a fact agreed upon by executive Read More

Structure Fire on Beecher leads to Arson Investigation

By Blake Schnitker on March 14 at 2:33pm

An arson investigation is underway following a structure fire on Beecher Avenue last night. According to Jacksonville Fire Chief Doug Sills, the Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a single family Read More

Wells Center keeping options open, hoping to receive some state funding

By Blake Schnitker on March 14 at 11:55am

Governor Bruce Rauner’s office is now pointing fingers at Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza for failing to provide some state funding to the Wells Center in Jacksonville. The local drug abuse Read More

Chamber of Commerce hosting Home and Recreation Expo

By Blake Schnitker on March 14 at 7:50am

Local residents can check out a number of products at tonight’s Home and Recreation Night hosted by the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Home and Recreation Expo is a Read More

Rare Tuesday Night Jacksonville City Council Meeting

By Blake Schnitker on March 14 at 7:44am

The Jacksonville City Council will discuss several topics at tonight’s rare Tuesday workshop and City Council meeting. The workshop will kick off with a report from Mayor Andy Ezard in Read More

State’s Attorney Nolls discusses impact of Wells Center closing

By Blake Schnitker on March 13 at 1:20pm

Jacksonville’s most utilized substance abuse facility is closing its doors at the beginning of April, and the effects will be far-reaching. With the Wells Center set to close after four Read More