Large Meat Recall Hits Stores In Region

By Benjamin Cox on September 28, 2022 at 4:27am

Two locations in Carrollton, a grocery store in Jerseyville, and two locations in Springfield have been listed as places effected by a recall on ready-to-eat meat products. More than 87,000 pounds of meat is being recalled across Illinois and Missouri from Behrmann Meat & Processing Inc. in Albers, Illinois for various ready-to-eat meat products that […]

Jacksonville TIF All But Depleted After Mulitple Requests for New Projects

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 27, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Jacksonville City Council had two firsts to ponder over while giving consideration to a number of recent Tax Increment Funding requests. TIF District administrator Kelly Hall presented five TIF requests to the council during the workshop session last night. Requests were submitted for assistance with projects ranging from roof replacement to total renovations of […]

Early Voting Begins This Week

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 27, 2022 at 11:19am

Early voting for the November general election begins in Morgan County this week. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says both registered and non-registered voters can come in to cast their ballots. ‚ÄúThis Thursday the 29th early voting will begin in my office. Any registered voter can come in, request a ballot, and go ahead and […]

Two Rivers Crime Stoppers Offer $1,000 For Tip Leading to Arrest of Rural Jerseyville Man

By Benjamin Cox on September 27, 2022 at 7:44am

Two Rivers Crime Stoppers of Jersey & Greene counties is giving out $1,000 cash for a tip that leads to an arrest of a man wanted for multiple crimes across several counties. Two Rivers is seeking the whereabouts of 26 year old Devin A. Krueger of rural Jerseyville. Krueger is wanted on multiple felonies in […]

Jury Finds Auburn Man Guilty of Predatory Sex Crimes Against Minor, Faces Over 200 Years in Prison

By Benjamin Cox on September 27, 2022 at 6:47am

An Auburn man faces the potential of spending the rest of his natural life behind bars after a Sangamon County jury found him guilty last week of several sex crimes against a minor. The Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office says that 34 year old Mason E. Bertrand of Auburn was found guilty of of three […]

Stolen Car from Sangamon Found Abandonded in Middle of Jacksonville Street

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 26, 2022 at 3:45pm

Jacksonville Police recovered stolen property after investigating a traffic hazard Friday morning. According to a police report, a Jacksonville Police officer was dispatched for a report of an unoccupied or abandoned motor vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway at the railroad underpass on Routt Street just before 7:00 am Friday. The complainant advised […]

Morgan County Officially Joins Two Rivers Land Bank

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 26, 2022 at 3:38pm

The Morgan County Commissioners officially approved an intergovernmental agreement to join the Two Rivers Land Bank this morning. Morgan County was the last of four municipalities to join the land bank, with Jacksonville, Quincy, and Adams County having already joined. Chairman Bard Zeller says the county wants to be a good partner with the City […]

GoFundMe Set Up For Family of Injured Pleasant Plains Football Player

By Benjamin Cox on September 26, 2022 at 2:22pm

A GoFundMe page has been set up for a Pleasant Plains football player who collapsed during a football game in Riverton on Saturday. Jayden Veesenmeyer, a senior running back, exited the game before collapsing on the team’s sidelines. Veesenmeyer was attended to by trainers on the sideline before being taken off the field by ambulance […]

Auburn Dump Truck Driver Sentenced For 2020 DUI Crash That Killed Woman

By Benjamin Cox on September 26, 2022 at 1:56pm

An Auburn man who struck and killed a woman outside the Casey’s in Auburn in the summer of 2020 and later pled guilty to 3 counts of driving under the influence of drugs was sentenced in Sangamon County Court last week. 45 year old Bennie L. Jackson of Auburn was sentenced to 12 years in […]

Davidsmeyer Responds to Poor IDOC Audit, Director’s Conference with Audit Commission

By Benjamin Cox on September 26, 2022 at 1:52pm

An area lawmaker says West Central Illinois prisons are in fair shape despite shortcomings of leadership in the Illinois Department of Corrections. State lawmakers on the Legislative Audit Commission questioned IDOC Director Rob Jeffreys last week after a recent audit found lapses in the department’s financial reporting and several crucial unfilled vacancies. According to a […]