South Jacksonville Committee of the Whole to Meet Wednesday

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 3:48pm

The Village of South Jacksonville Board of Trustees will meet in Committee of the Whole this evening. The Board of Trustees will continue discussing possible renovations to Dewy Park. The Finance Committee will discuss the Electric Aggregation renewal. Under Public Protection, the Board will consider an Assistant to Firefighters grant, new hires for the police […]

Pleasant Plains Native Arrested for Misconduct on Spfld Police Dept

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2021 at 3:40pm

A Pleasant Plains native has been arrested by the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation for official misconduct on the Springfield Police Department. According to a press release from ISP Zone 4’s Division of Criminal Investigation, 26 year old Taylor Staff of Springfield and a 2013 graduate of Pleasant Plains High School, was arrested […]

Routt One of 12 Schools Eligible for $15,000 Match for Scholarship Donations

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 3:34pm

Routt Catholic High School is one of 12 in the state that could receive as much as $15,000 in scholarships from a matching donor. The Diocese of Springfield announced today, a generous Catholic couple from Chicago is committing to match dollar for dollar what is donated to 12 schools in the diocese, up to $15,000 […]

Passavant Cardiac Rehab Earns Key Certification

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 3:06pm

The Passavant Area Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program recently received a key recognition. The Passavant Area Hospital cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program recently earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). According to the announcement by Memorial Health System today, AACVPR-certified programs are considered leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field […]

Meeting to Consider Municipal Natural Gas Loan Program to be Virtual, Open to Public

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 2:54pm

The Illinois Finance Authority will meet in Special Session tomorrow to discuss the municipal loan program called for by Governor J.B. Pritzker as area communities receive staggering invoices for natural gas usage. Pritzker announced yesterday he has called for the I.F.A. To create a $15 million low-interest loan program to assist municipalities across central and […]

Witnesses Sought in Possible Pike County Road Rage Incident

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 11:37am

Authorities in Pike County are looking for witnesses to a possible incident of road rage. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on the incident that occurred at approximately 12:45 pm yesterday at the “Y” intersection of US 54 and Illinois Route 106. According to an announcement on the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, the […]

Doctor in Springfield Urges People to Trust Hospitals with Heart Care

By Gary Scott on February 24, 2021 at 10:39am

A Springfield doctor urges people who suspect heart problems to get those problems checked out as soon as possible.             Dr. Nicole Florence is the medical director and bariatrician of the Memorial Medical Center Weight Loss and Wellness Center.             Dr. Florence says one of the tells for heart health is blood pressure.             She […]

Loan Program in the Works to Help Communities Struggling with Natural Gas Bills

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 24, 2021 at 10:29am

Area municipalities currently struggling in the wake of the natural gas crisis have some help on the way, with more to possibly follow. Governor J.B. Pritzker has called on the Illinois Finance Authority to create a $15 million low-interest loan program to assist municipalities across central and southern Illinois. Speaking at the Illinois Emergency Management […]

Point 5 K This Year is Last for Surratts

By Gary Scott on February 24, 2021 at 10:07am

Plans are set for the 10th annual point 5 K run, walk or skip in Jacksonville.             It was the brainchild of Bruce and Dessa Surratt over a decade ago. It was turned over to the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club a few years ago.             Surratt says the date is set for the first weekend in […]

Ezard Runs Away With Primary Win

By Benjamin Cox on February 23, 2021 at 8:18pm

Three-term incumbent Andy Ezard ran away with a huge win in the Jacksonville Mayor primary race tonight. Ezard tallied 784 out of the 915 votes cast in today’s primary election. Ezard will be challenged in the April consolidated election by local businesswoman Nicole Riley who tallied 112 votes. The second challenger, Jason Stansfield, captured 15 […]