Official new fire chief, new officers to be sworn in tonight

By Anthony Engle on January 3 at 6:47am

The South Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department will officially be under new leadership. After the meeting tonight of the South Jacksonville Board of Trustees, a large number of positions will Read More

Van Aken Jamison named JREDC’s VP of Marketing and Communications

By Blake Schnitker on January 2 at 4:08pm

A Jacksonville native with experience in the fields of communications and development at local organization is the newest member of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation, or JREDC. According to Read More

JPD investigation, search warrant lead to arrest of local man for drug-related charges

By Blake Schnitker on January 2 at 1:16pm

A Jacksonville man is behind bars for several alleged drug-related charges following a search warrant conducted yesterday. According to a press release from the Jacksonville Police Department, Jacksonville Police, along Read More

Chief Mefford, Mayor Ezard hoping for a safe and fun New Year’s Day

By Blake Schnitker on December 31 at 1:41pm

One of the biggest celebrations throughout the entire year in the city of Jacksonville takes place tomorrow on New Year’s Day. Hundreds of people, both from Jacksonville and the surrounding Read More

No update four months after Beardstown slashing incident

By Blake Schnitker on December 31 at 6:15am

Over four months have passed, since any update has been provided in regards to an investigation of reported slashing injuries in August. News reports have claimed that shortly before 2:30 Read More

IC and St. John’s streamline nursing program to four years

By Blake Schnitker on December 29 at 6:43am

A new partnership between a pair of educational institutions in West Central Illinois looks to expand on one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. According to an article in the State Read More

Passavant completes Community Health Needs Assessment

By Anthony Engle on December 29 at 6:36am

A local hospital has done a study to determine the local health issues in Jacksonville and Morgan County that most need to be addressed in the next few year. Passavant Read More

Evans Jr. is acting fire chief; two resignations at January meeting; Godfrey shade structure tabled

By Anthony Engle on December 28 at 11:10am

In the new year, the village will lose two municipal employees, and the fire department is welcoming a new hire with lots of useful training. According to Village Police Chief Read More

State Rep. Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on working with Democratic supermajorities in House, Senate i

By Blake Schnitker on December 27 at 4:50pm

The 101st General Assembly in the state of Illinois will have their official swearing-in ceremony in Springfield in less than two weeks. Prior to the swearing-in of the new General Read More

Congressman Davis asking why Gov. Rauner wants to waive work requirements for food stamps

By Blake Schnitker on December 27 at 2:47pm

A Congressman from central Illinois has some questions for Governor Bruce Rauner in regards to work requirements for food stamps. According to an article in the State Journal Register, U.S. Read More