Public Asked to Stop Flushing “Flushable Wipes” as Sewer Backups Increase

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 21, 2021 at 10:09am

A common bathroom product is continuing to cause havoc underground in the area. Public Works Superintendent for the Village of South Jacksonville John Green is asking the public to not dispose of flushable wipes when using the restroom. Village of South Jacksonville crews were called out over the weekend to a report of a sewer […]

VOSJ Police, Coroner’s Office Investigating Potential Suicide

By Benjamin Cox on June 19, 2021 at 9:47am

Multiple Jacksonville agencies are investigating a potential suicide that occurred last night near a residence on South Main Street. West Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call at 11:21 last night to a residence in the 1700 block of South Main Street. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department police reports this morning reveal that the caller said […]

Barry Man Arrested by ISP For Criminal Sexual Assault of a Minor

By Benjamin Cox on June 19, 2021 at 8:34am

Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigators have arrested a Barry man for predatory criminal sexual assault. 50 year old Terry Eisenburg of Barry was arrrested yesterday after a nearly 6 month long investigation. ISP investigators say they began investigating Eisenburg on November 4th after a minor victim disclosed that she was sexually abused by Eisenburg. […]

Brown County Plans For New Library Building with Fundraising Starting Monday

By Benjamin Cox on June 19, 2021 at 7:48am

Brown County residents may soon have a new public library building. Brown County Public Library District Director Richard Young told WGEM in Quincy that they have outgrown their current location at 143 West Main Street in Mt. Sterling. Young told WGEM that fundraising efforts have been ongoing for the past decade to meet a goal […]

Barry Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in rural Hadley Township

By Benjamin Cox on June 19, 2021 at 7:45am

A Barry man was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash in rural Pike County. Illinois State Police District 20 reports that a white 2007 Ford F-150 was westbound on County Highway 2 in rural Pike County near Hadley Township and for unknown reasons left the roadway at approximately 4:30PM Thursday. The vehicle then hit a […]

Springfield Man Arrested In Drug Bust Has Stolen Gun From Jacksonville

By Benjamin Cox on June 19, 2021 at 7:43am

A man arrested in Springfield Wednesday morning for drugs charges has a connection to Jacksonville. 40 year old Robert L. Wilson was arrested by the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Drug Interdiction and Response Team at a residence in the 300 block of Farley Street early Wednesday morning. DIRT seized over three pounds of suspected methamphetamine and […]

Former Morgan Coroner Lair Passes

By Benjamin Cox on June 18, 2021 at 6:08pm

Current Morgan County Coroner Marcy Patterson has announced the death of former Coroner Jeff Lair. Patterson, in a press release, says that Lair passed away at approximately 2PM today in rural Scott County. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation into Lair’s death. No foul play is suspected. Lair, formerly of Winchester, was […]

Daivs Applauds Juneteenth Holiday, Pushes Recognition of 1908 Race Riot Site, Expansion of Lincoln Home Site

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 18, 2021 at 6:03pm

Juneteenth is now both a state and federal holiday after lawmakers at both levels of government passed measures this week. 13th Congressional District Representative Rodney Davis says passage of the legislation is a good thing. “I think it’s something that does need to be commemorated. I’ve done Juneteenth parades in Springfield, and Juneteenth events in […]

JPD Investigating Trailer Theft

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 18, 2021 at 5:29pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their Investigation of a recent theft. At approximately 10am on June 3rd, an unknown older white male removed a black 2005 Ja-Mar flatbed vehicle trailer from a business in the 800 block of North Church. The white […]

Cass County Reports 36th COVID-related Death

By Benjamin Cox on June 18, 2021 at 3:57pm

The Cass County Health Department reported the 36th Death related to COVID-19 in the county today. CCHD says that 4 new cases of the virus were reported over the past week, bring the county’s case count to 2,042. The 4 new cases are the only active cases currently in the county, with 1 currently hospitalized. […]