Crime Stoppers Ask for Assistance Locating Individual in December Cold Case

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 27, 2022 at 4:16pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott, and Cass Counties is asking the public for help with a case that has grown cold over the last two months. Jacksonville Police are looking for an individual to speak with him in regards to an incident that occurred at a business in the 200 block of Dunlap Court. The […]

Northwestern School District Has Van Stolen

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 10:09am

The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office released information this morning about a van stolen from the Northwestern School District in Palmyra over night yesterday. According to a release on the Office’s Facebook page, a Macoupin County Deputy was advised by the school district yesterday that a white 2009 Chevy transportation van was stolen off of their […]

73rd Annual Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day Returns Again With Drive-Thru Format

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 9:37am

The Jacksonville Kiwanis 73rd annual Pancake & Sausage Day returns in March, but will stay in a drive through format. Kiwanis Pancake & Sausage Day co-chair Erin Kleinlein says that due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the size of the event, they felt that a drive thru event was necessary again this […]

McClure Collecting Valentines For Seniors

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 9:32am

State Senator Steve McClure is hoping to bring joy to seniors for Valentine’s Day. McClure’s offices are collecting Valentines For Seniors for the second year in a row. McClure is asking students from public and private schools, church groups, scouting organizations, and other groups to create homemade cards that will be delivered to assisted living […]

One Person Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Near Bluffs

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 8:47am

A person died in a single-vehicle crash near Bluffs last night. According to an Illinois State Police report, a 2010 blue Chevy passenger car was traveling north on Illinois Route 100 near Bluff Street in the Village of Bluffs at approximately 11:54 last night. For unknown reasons, the unidentified driver of the vehicle left the […]

Indiana Man Arrested in Pike County on Drug Charges Monday

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 8:41am

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Indiana man on several drug charges Monday. According to a press release, during the early morning hours on Monday, a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the eastbound on-ramp of Interstate 72 in Barry. Subsequent to the stop, 26-year-old, Kirk M. Beumer of Sheridan, Indiana […]

Single-Story Home Destroyed By Fire Near Barrow

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2022 at 6:21am

A single-story home on West Barrow Road in rural Roodhouse was a total loss last night due to fire. Roodhouse and White Hall Fire Departments responded to a fully involved structure fire just after 5PM yesterday on West Barrow Road. Flames were visible through the roof when first units arrived and heavy black smoke could […]

Day 1 of Testimony in Finlaw Murder Case Concludes

By Benjamin Cox on January 26, 2022 at 6:23pm

The Dustin Finlaw murder trial got underway this morning in Morgan County Court. Opening statements in the trial began just after 9:30 this morning. Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll told the jury the evidence will allegedly show that on the night of May, 24th, 2018, the then-18 year old Finlaw stabbed 42 year old […]

Pritzker Fails to Sign IDVA Accountability Unit Bill; Becomes Law Anyway

By Benjamin Cox on January 26, 2022 at 11:29am

Veterans and others who have complaints about the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will have a new outlet to voice their concerns under a state law that’s going into effect without the governor’s signature. Dan Petrella of the Chicago Tribune reports that Governor J.B. Pritzker failed to sign or veto a proposed law that creates […]

Springfield Judge Grants TRO on New Judicial Subcircuits Bill

By Benjamin Cox on January 26, 2022 at 10:15am

A Springfield judge has granted a temporary restraining order halting the implementation of new judicial subcircuits. The order was issued yesterday morning by Illinois 7th Circuit Judge Ryan Cadigan in response to a lawsuit filed on Friday by Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Haine. The suit challenges the constitutional muster of he subcircuit creation legislation […]