Winchester Elementary to undergo renovation project this summer

By Blake Schnitker on May 10 at 8:42am

There are just a few weeks left in the school year, and when students at Winchester Elementary come back in the fall, they’ll be returning to almost an entirely different Read More

Springfield man arrested on an FBI warrant in Morgan County

By Blake Schnitker on May 10 at 7:14am

A Springfield man was arrested in Morgan County Monday on a federal warrant in connection to a 2015 robbery of a Springfield bank. Authorities confirmed that 43-year old Michael Kemp Read More

Jax Public Schools Foundation accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

By Blake Schnitker on May 9 at 9:37am

Jacksonville School District 117 will be celebrating its 150th anniversary next year. As such, the Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation is playing a large part in organizing a number of events Read More

City Council hears report on city-wide recycling survey

By Blake Schnitker on May 9 at 5:59am

Jacksonville aldermen heard the results of a community-wide recycling survey at last night’s meeting. Towards the end of the workshop, a presentation was given by three Illinois College students in Read More

JREDC President Ellis, Jax Main Street’s Tighe talk Economic Development

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 1:06pm

Today marks the beginning of Economic Development Week in Morgan County. When it comes to local economic development, who better to discuss the subject than President of the Jacksonville Regional Read More

Morgan County Health Department’s Bainter talks mosquitoes, West Nile Virus

By Jack Jones on May 8 at 10:56am

Mosquito season is buzzing just around the corner, and with them comes more than just annoyance and itching bites. Dale Bainter, the Administrator of the Morgan County Health Department, joined Read More

City Council members to review several items at tonight’s meeting

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 8:19am

Jacksonville aldermen will discuss several items at tonight’s regularly scheduled city council meeting. As always, the night will begin at 6 o’clock with a workshop, followed by the regular meeting Read More

New Berlin teen dead after multiple-vehicle crash yesterday

By Blake Schnitker on May 8 at 7:41am

A teenager from New Berlin is dead following a two-vehicle crash near Pleasant Plains yesterday morning. According to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, 16-year old Madeline Finch, of New Berlin, Read More

Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium Drawing Closer

By Jack Jones on May 5 at 11:42am

Next weekend, you can support baseball in more ways than one at Busch Stadium. Saturday, May 20th is Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium, and time is ticking to get your Read More

Durbin, LaHood offer opposing views on House vote to repeal Obamacare

By Blake Schnitker on May 5 at 11:01am

A U.S. Senator from central Illinois plans to fight back against the U.S. House decision yesterday to repeal Obamacare. The American Health Care Act, or AHCA, passed the House of Read More