Crews deal with separate Thursday fires in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 6:31pm


Fire officials are treating a northeast Jacksonville house fire as suspicious. It happened at 709 Sheridan at around 1 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing from Read More

Inner Harmony holds raffle to benefit local families

By Ryne Turke on December 11 at 12:31pm


A local business is making sure several Jacksonville families have a very merry Christmas. Right around Thanksgiving, Inner Harmony announced their mission to help less fortunate families over the holiday Read More

Firearm deer harvest totals down in four-county area

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 12:31pm


The numbers are down for deer harvested in the firearm season in West Central Illinois. Hunters nabbed a total of 2,747 deer in Morgan, Scott, Cass and Greene Counties in Read More

JHS/Turner music programs achieve all-district honors

By Ryne Turke on December 11 at 12:30pm


A successful group of performances has resulted in several students from music departments in District 117 earning all-district honors. A total of 14 students from Turner Jr. High and 17 Read More

Ceremony recognized completion of 67 project

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 7:25am


A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Route 67 project in West Central Illinois was held in Morgan County yesterday afternoon. The event took place at the intersection Read More

Hole in the Wall closing; new business will open in same spot

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 7:17am


There’s a shakeup in ownership for one businessĀ near the square in downtown Jacksonville. Hole in the Wall Screen Arts, at 235 East Douglas will close later this month after a Read More

Lawsuit claims pension wasn’t given to power co. retiree

By Jim McCabe on December 11 at 7:15am


A former employee of the predecessor to Prairie Power is suing the company for failing to pay him his pension. According to litigation filed in Morgan County Court on Tuesday, Read More

Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois sets fundraising goal

By Ryne Turke on December 10 at 1:33pm


Fund Development Manager Shayne Squires and the Director of the Jacksonville Division Robert Heape spoke about what is going on at the health center and updates on the program on Read More

Timeliness of demolition of properties for water plant discussed

By Jim McCabe on December 10 at 1:23pm


A Jacksonville alderman has concerns about part of the procedure the city is following to construct a new water plant. Aldermen unanimously passed the first reading of a re-zoning ordinance Read More

Police profiling laws approved at federal level

By Ryne Turke on December 10 at 8:23am


Jacksonvilleā€™s Police Chief is commenting on the federal rules released Monday regarding police profiling. The justice department has announced that federal law enforcement officials can no longer profile based on Read More