Senator McCann discusses Senate Bill 2583 regarding air-guns

By Blake Schnitker on April 4 at 12:36pm

State Senator Sam McCann is speaking in further detail regarding the legislation he filed last week regarding air-guns. The central Illinois-based Senator filed Senate Bill 2583 last week, which attempt Read More

Jacksonville Center for the Arts says “THANKS A MILLION” in pursuit of a brand new Civic Center

By Anthony Engle on April 4 at 8:29am

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts would like to invite you to join them this Thursday at 3pm for a special event to celebrate a very important milestone in pursuit Read More

Local couple to open baseball and softball training facility

By Blake Schnitker on April 4 at 6:26am

A Jacksonville couple will soon be opening a brand new instructional facility for local baseball and softball athletes. Adam and Kristin Jamison are planning to open Jamison’s Future Swings at Read More

Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on state being able to pay court-ordered step raises

By Blake Schnitker on April 3 at 1:33pm

Recent headlines out of Springfield say that Governor Bruce Rauner is promising that the state will pay court-ordered raises to state employees…but it remains unclear where that money will come Read More

Just one day suitable for fieldwork due to cold temps, late-spring precipitation

By Blake Schnitker on April 3 at 12:24pm

Planting season in west central Illinois is slowly approaching despite colder temperatures and early-April rain. Statewide, there was just one day suitable for fieldwork last week. The average statewide temperature Read More

Jacksonville area Boy Scout holding “One Day of Service” event this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on April 3 at 8:21am

Local residents with worn and tattered American flags can have them properly handled and retired by The Jacksonville area Boy Scouts this weekend. In working with the Illinek Lodge of Read More

Passavant Hospital teams up with local schools to promote healthy eating in Jacksonville youths

By Blake Schnitker on April 3 at 6:47am

Local schools both public and private are collaborating with a local hospital to promote healthy eating habits for area youth. Karen Sibert and Becca Greenann with Passavant Area Hospital made Read More

Director of Illinois Women in Cannabis to visit Jacksonville Public Library this Thursday

By Anthony Engle on April 2 at 12:53pm

Local and area residents can attend a free event at the Jacksonville Public Library this Thursday to talk about the state of medical cannabis in Illinois. Chris Ashmore is the Read More

Pair of area individuals suffer minor injuries after weekend crash

By Blake Schnitker on April 2 at 9:52am

Two individuals from west central Illinois were hospitalized with minor injuries following a four-vehicle crash in Schuyler county yesterday. According to reports from Illinois State Police District 20, the crash Read More

Drivers encourages to be aware of road conditions after rare April snowfall; Dense Fog Advisory in place

By Blake Schnitker on April 2 at 6:48am

The month of April is typically known for bringing showers, but not necessarily for the snowfall that hit Jacksonville and the surrounding area on Easter Sunday. Snow fell steadily on Read More