Greene Co. man sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

By Jim McCabe on March 20 at 6:15am

A 57-year-old White Hall man has been sentenced to prison time on reckless homicide charges. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports James McEvers got a five-year sentence after a January guilty plea Read More

Irrigation leak spilled millions of gallons- report

By Jim McCabe on March 19 at 9:27pm

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Meat processing plant Cargill is cleaning up after an apparent irrigation pond leak. KHQA-TV reports a spokesman for Cargill says it’ll restock a pond in Beardstown after reports from local Read More

Busy week for Jacksonville political leaders

By Jim McCabe on March 19 at 1:29pm

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Gun rights supporters, including Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann, rallied in the capital city yesterday. Gun owners and advocates from across the state participated in the Illinois State Rifle Association’s Read More

Jacksonville hosts first Hobo Quilt Show

By Ryne Turke on March 19 at 1:03pm

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West Central Illinoisans packed the Jacksonville Community Center this morning for a Hobo Quilt Show. The event featured Debra Henninger, a former quilt shop owner and author of the book, Read More

Breaking: Alderman position filled

By Jim McCabe on March 19 at 12:55pm

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Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard is announcing he’s appointed someone to fill an open alderman position. Ezard has appointed Ben Tomhave to replace Jenny Geirnaeirt, who took the Morgan County Treasurer Read More

Police looking for man in alleged hit-and-run

By Jim McCabe on March 19 at 7:22am

Jacksonville Police are looking to arrest a city man for two counts of aggravated battery after an incident in a parking lot yesterday afternoon. It happened at around 4 p-m Read More

District 117 authorizes bonds for facility improvements

By Ryne Turke on March 18 at 10:41pm

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District 117 took the next step forward in the Turner Renovation Project last night. Board members approved a resolution to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds, which must be used Read More

Virginia Elementary Principal resigns

By Ryne Turke on March 18 at 1:36pm

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Virginia Superintendent Brent O’Daniell confirmed with WLDS/WEAI News that Jason Vicich stepped down from his position this morning to pursue the completion of a doctoral degree at the University of Read More

Former local state rep Jil Tracy expresses interest in Schock’s seat

By Jim McCabe on March 18 at 1:14pm

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The biggest question burning in downstate Illinois politics right now is- who is going to replace Aaron Schock? With a special election looming to find a new Congressman for the Read More

Possible summertime date for Cass County murder trial set

By Jim McCabe on March 18 at 1:14pm

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The trial for a man accused of killing an infant last year could take place in July. Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Nieto-Roman of Beardstown appeared in Cass County Court yesterday. He was Read More