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

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

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

Local 7U baseball team heading to Little League World Series in Kansas

By Ryne Turke on July 11 at 5:38am

A local 7U baseball team is having a season to remember. The Central Illinois Swing, comprised of six and seven year old players from Greenfield, Shipman, Gillespie, Carlinville, Golden Eagle Read More

IC announces renovations to baseball and softball fields

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 12:49pm

A ceremony was held at Illinois College this morning to commemorate the groundbreaking of two facility renovations on campus. Renovation plans for Joe Brooks Baseball Field and Jessica Kamp Softball Read More

Coach of the Year awarded to three Mac coaches

By Ryne Turke on June 26 at 1:13pm

Three MacMurray coaches have been named Coach of the Year in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Softball coach Lexy Determan, baseball coach Justin Fuhler and basketball coach Todd Creal Read More

District 117 looking to merge athletic director and assistant principal positions at JHS

By Ryne Turke on June 18 at 12:54pm

The next athletic director at Jacksonville High School could be playing a big role on the administrative team. District 117 board members discussed the best solutions for filling the vacant Read More

NASCAR drivers race at Jacksonville Speedway

By Ryne Turke on June 17 at 12:38pm

The Summer National Series made a pit stop at the Jacksonville Speedway last night. The race featured NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace, Kenny Schrader, Austin Dillon and Justin Allgaier. The drivers Read More