#HearOurVoiceIllinois Video Going Viral

By Benjamin Cox on January 16, 2021 at 12:15pm

A Group of Jacksonville High School Students and Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard are calling on Governor J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois High School Association to get athletics and extracurricular activities going immediately. With the assistance of Virtual Paradise Films and Channel 1450.com, a host of JHS students dropped a […]

Pittsfield Man Injured In Rollover Accident

By Benjamin Cox on January 16, 2021 at 9:43am

A Pittsfield man received minor injuries yesterday evening after his truck flipped over in icy conditions. The Illinois State Police report that a blue 2018 Chevy Silverado driven by 36 year old William Fitzmaurice of Pittsfield was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 106 between Pittsfield and Detroit at approximately 6 o’clock last night. Fitzmaurice allegedly […]

Local Reps React To Welch’s Election As IL House Speaker

By Benjamin Cox on January 16, 2021 at 8:59am

The end of the Illinois lame-duck legislative session brought concillatory tones from Republican lawmakers throughout the state. Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin said he was willing to wipe the slate clean with new Illinois House Speaker Emmanuel “Chris” Welch after Welch was chosen as the new speaker this week. Local representatives C.D. Davidsmeyer and […]

Pritzker Actives More IL National Guard, State Capitol Boarded Up In Precaution of Possible Armed Protests for Biden Inauguration

By Benjamin Cox on January 16, 2021 at 8:43am

Governor J.B. Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The State Capitol Building also had heavy sheets of plywood going up over lower-level windows yesterday as precautions in response to FBI warnings of threats to capital cities all around the country. In a release […]

DOT Food Teams Up With FEMA To Create Emergency Food Network

By Benjamin Cox on January 16, 2021 at 8:33am

A Brown County food redistributor is teaming up with the federal government to feed the hungry. DOT Foods announced on Wednesday that they are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify and donate food to disaster relief agencies around the country. According to a press release from DOT, they have donated more […]

Barrett, Pulley Named to Passavant Board of Directors

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 15, 2021 at 6:48pm

The Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors has two new members. The Passavant Area Hospital Board of Governors recently elected Chris Barrett and Polly Pulley to serve four-year terms on the Board of Directors. Barrett is division president and senior lender at Petefish, Skiles & Co. Bank in Virginia, Illinois. A native of Chandlerville, he […]

COVID Mitigations Relaxed, Still No Indoor Dining

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 15, 2021 at 3:48pm

Three of the state’s 11 designated regions are now able to lift a few COVID-19 mitigations, but no indoor dining is allowed yet. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced today during a virtual COVID-19 update, certain areas of the state can begin to relax COVID mitigation restrictions. He says due to declining numbers, Regions 1, 2, and […]

JPD Seeking Help to Identify Suspect in Overnight Theft

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 15, 2021 at 3:05pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting assistance in Identifying the White Male pictured. The Jacksonville Police Department wishes to speak to him in regards to a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred in the overnight hours of January 14 in the 1000 block of South Clay. The white male is […]

Jax Schools to get Shots for Staff early next month

By Gary Scott on January 15, 2021 at 11:49am

Jacksonville school district 117 will set aside a day early next month to administer the COVID vaccination to teachers and staff.      Jacksonville school district 117 has been very successful in keeping students in the classroom. Jacksonville school superintendent Steve Ptacek says attendance figures have actually improved in the 2nd semester.      He and the […]

Dean Relieved Ed Bill was Changed

By Gary Scott on January 15, 2021 at 10:23am

An area school superintendent was relieved when a school reform bill last week eliminated extra days that were to be added to the school year.      Triopia school superintendent Adam Dean was watching the bill closely. The reason..there was talk of adding days to the school year for the next three years.      Dean wasn’t […]