Friday Night FB

By Gary Scott on October 9 at 6:00am

Jacksonville welcomes in the five time Class 4 A football champion tonight. Rochester brings its explosive offense to the Kraushaar Rosenberger Field tonight for a 7 PM game. WEAI will Read More

Chicago Cubs roster embraces local fan’s Hands-Helmet creation during postseason run

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 1:35pm


A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan from Jacksonville is responsible for the infamous hands-helmet social media is buzzing about. On Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs punched their ticket into the National Read More

New Berlin coach gets probation for drunk driving incident

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 6:26am


New Berlin’s High School football coach has received 18 months of probation after admitting to driving drunk. Champaign County Court records show that Barry Creviston pled guilty to the charge Read More

Tuesday FB Notes

By Gary Scott on October 5 at 2:41pm

Jacksonville edged near a record performance last Friday night against Decatur MacArthur. JHS stopped MacArthur 62-20, one short of the team record of 63 points, twice against Lincoln in recent Read More

JHS Soccer stays away from most CS8 Teams in Post Season

By Gary Scott on September 23 at 3:52pm

Jacksonville will avoid all but one Central State Eight team in the first couple of rounds of post season boys’ soccer. Jacksonville has been assigned to one of the Columbia Read More

VB Post Season Assignments aren’t quite done

By Gary Scott on September 23 at 3:12pm

Jacksonville appears to be headed for Sacred Heart Griffin for post season volleyball. The Illinois High School Association has assigned teams to sub sectionals. This year, the IHSA plans to Read More

Mac volleyball benefiting cystic fibrosis tonight

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 11:54am


Tonight’s MacMurray College volleyball scrimmage against Augustana College will be raising money to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is scheduled to kick off with a junior varsity match Read More

District 117 officials open to elementary basketball league

By Ryne Turke on August 23 at 7:15am


District 117’s superintendent is showing interest in starting a youth basketball league for students at the elementary grade level. The idea was brought up by a District 117 parent during Read More

JHS hires Dion as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

By Ryne Turke on August 5 at 7:21am


Jacksonville High School has selected Joey Dion for the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal position. According to JHS Principal Mike McGiles, Dion is extremely qualified for the job. “He was the principal Read More

Jacksonville man representing Team USA in Special Olympics World Games

By Ryne Turke on July 21 at 10:10am

Photo by Jeremy Davidson

A Jacksonville man has been selected to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Fifty-two year old Kevin Bush, who resides at Pathway Services, is one of 11 athletes Read More