District 117 schools, Routt & OSS starting two hours late, list of school closings in the area

By Blake Schnitker on January 4 at 6:46am

Below zero temperatures and a wind chill advisory has caused some area schools to close their doors today, and most Jacksonville schools to open their doors a couple hours late. Read More

A-C Central School District & ACCEA finalize contract negotiations, avoid strike

By Blake Schnitker on January 3 at 12:41pm

A local school district has officially avoided a teacher strike as the board finalized contract negotiations with a community education association. After several months of talks, A-C Central School District Read More

Levitt AMP Concert Series will not be returning to Jacksonville this summer

By Jack Jones on January 3 at 6:49am

After being a finalist three years in a row, and a grant winner for the last two years, a local organization will not receive grant assistance for a local summer Read More

Carmody discusses weekend bust that saw police seize close to a half ton of marijuana

By Blake Schnitker on January 2 at 10:23am

Additional details are coming to light regarding the marijuana bust in South Jacksonville this weekend. As previously reported, local authorities arrested two men out of Houston on Sunday for alleged Read More

Nearly half ton of marijuana seized at Love’s this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on January 2 at 7:12am

Local authorities confiscated a large amount of marijuana from an RV at Love’s Travel Stop in South Jacksonville this weekend. According to the Jacksonville Journal Courier, two Houston men are Read More

State’s Attorney Noll talks new Illinois laws taking effect in 2018

By Jack Jones on December 31 at 6:00am

As January 1 approaches, so do new laws in the State Of Illinois. With all of the votes, bills, and vetoes, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of Read More

Ken Bradbury production coming to Jacksonville this weekend

By Jack Jones on December 30 at 7:00am

A local playwright is bringing jokes to the stage and laughter to our hearts once again this year as a part of a recurring event on New Year’s Eve. Ken Read More

Jacksonville Mayor to host breakfast honoring MLK

By Jack Jones on December 30 at 6:00am

Unity is important in all communities across the country, and next month, Jacksonville will be promoting and celebrating unity in the Area. On January 15th, Mayor Andy Ezard will be Read More

Morgan County Clerk Waggener talks not penalizing South Jax for missing tax levy deadline

By Blake Schnitker on December 29 at 4:21pm

Despite South Jacksonville failing to file their tax levies before Tuesday’s deadline, the village will not be penalized by the Morgan County Clerk’s office. By failing to file tax levies Read More

Morgan County Health Department offers tips for avoiding the flu

By Blake Schnitker on December 29 at 8:58am

Just as the cold, winter season has arrived in west central Illinois, so too has flu season. A number of Illinois counties are reporting upticks in the amount of flu Read More