House of Worship Opens Sober Living Transitional Home for Men

By Benjamin Cox on October 2, 2023 at 8:02am

A Jacksonville church’s project to give men in recovery from addiction a second chance with a sober living facility is now in operation. Members of the public were able to tour the newly-renovated home this past Thursday at an open house event. House of Worship – Church of God in Christ purchased the house at […]

Missouri Woman Killed in Pike County Crash

By Benjamin Cox on October 1, 2023 at 3:59pm

A Missouri woman was killed in a crash Saturday night east of Barry. Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood reports that the Pike County Sheriff’s Department was called shortly before 9PM Saturday to a single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 106 just east of Barry. According to the report, the unidentified vehicle was traveling eastbound on Route […]

Huffines Appointed Roodhouse Mayor

By Benjamin Cox on September 30, 2023 at 8:20pm

A long-time alderman in Roodhouse will be the city’s interim mayor. The Journal Courier reports that Charlie Huffines will succeed late mayor Tommy Martin after a special meeting held on Wednesday night. Martin passed away from an extended illness at the age of 69 on September 6th. Huffines has served on the Roodhouse City Council […]

Four People Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on IL Rte 104

By Benjamin Cox on September 30, 2023 at 6:34am

One person was cited after a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 104 last night. A two-vehicle crash was reported just after 8:30PM on Illinois Route 104 and West Lafayette Avenue in Jacksonville. According to a police report, a vehicle driven by 73-year old Ann Hoard-Silverio of the 1400 block of Mound Avenue was traveling southbound […]

Ashland Man Apprehended By U.S. Marshals in Kansas After Raid That Revealed Cache of Drugs, Guns, and Bombs

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 8:04pm

The U.S. Marshals have apprehended a Cass County man on the run after his home was raided earlier this month after the execution of a search warrant revealed drugs, guns, and incendiary devices in the home. Cass County Sheriff Devron Ohrn says that 35-year old Geoffrey M. Atterberry was located by the Marshals in Kansas […]

Kissick Using Miss Illinois United States Platform to Push For Financial Literacy Education

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 7:58pm

Illinois’ candidate for Miss United States is on a mission to help high school students understand finances. 23-year old Aaliyah Kissick of Athens is bringing her passion of financial literacy to the forefront while she completes her bachelor’s degree in agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign all the while being a […]

‘Grease Bandits’ Hit Jacksonville Area Restaurants

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 7:52pm

Jacksonville restaurants were recently hit by a new kind of criminal – grease bandits. The Jacksonville Journal Courier reports that at least two Jacksonville area restaurants have been struck by used grease thefts in the past month: My Buddy’s BBQ and The Burgerboard. My Buddy’s BBQ and Catering owner Buddy Fore says this was a […]

Trout Season Coming to the Area in October

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 7:36pm

The Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Department is announcing that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be stocking trout at Morgan Lake in Nichols Park next month. The fall trout season will open up on Saturday October 21st. The trout will be released in the middle section of Morgan Lake at Nichols Park, east of […]

Chandlerville Native to Kick Off 61st Season of Jacksonville Symphony

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 7:34pm

The 61st Season of the Jacksonville Symphony kicks off this weekend with the return of an acclaimed soprano. Chandlerville native Mathilda Edge returns. The 2009 Talent Among Us winner and Illinois College alumnus will entertain with a variety of works on Saturday at Rammelkamp Chapel at 7:30. Symphony Conductor Garrett Allman says the acclaimed singer […]

3rd Annual Happy Day 5K This Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on September 29, 2023 at 7:19pm

Spreading kindness through a 5K – that’s the theme this Saturday at Nichols Park. The 3rd annual Hannah Mansell Happy Day Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held this Saturday. Kathy Mansell, Hannah’s mother, says that Hannah’s father Ken came up with the idea to do the run in support of a foundation set up in […]