Back to School Tensions Boil Over at Jacksonville Retailer

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 17, 2022 at 7:20am

Today is the first day of school for District 117 and many other districts in the listening area, which apparently caused tension to boiling over at a Jacksonville retailer yesterday. Jacksonville Police were called to the Walmart Super Center at 1941 West Morton Avenue at around 6:00 o’clock last night after an employee reported a […]

JSD 117 Gears Up For Return to School Tomorrow

By Benjamin Cox on August 16, 2022 at 5:43pm

Jacksonville School District 117 parents got to meet teachers face to face yesterday. The district held its first opening day ceremony in three years. JSD117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek says they learned several things from the Covid-19 pandemic, including a few things that will be staying around: “We’ll be keeping a few things, such as the […]

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight #62 Takes Off Aug. 30

By Benjamin Cox on August 16, 2022 at 5:33pm

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight #62 is preparing to take off at the end of this month. 96 veterans and their 82 caretakers representing 54 Central Illinois communities will take off on Tuesday, August 30th from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport for Washington D.C at 4:15AM. The day includes visits to the World War II, […]

Blood Supply Hits Critical Level Again After Massive Transfusion Protocol

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 16, 2022 at 11:28am

The area’s blood supply has reached a critically low level after Impact Life blood centers have had to respond to massive transfusion protocols. Kirby Winn with Impact life says things were looking up for a while this summer, but a recent surge in the need for available blood has put the entire Impact Life service […]

Chamber Partnering with PD, ESDA to Offer Active Shooter Seminar for Local Businesses

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 16, 2022 at 11:16am

A Jacksonville business network is partnering with local law enforcement and emergency services to help local businesses know what to do in the event of an active shooter incident. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an active shooter seminar this month to help member businesses lessen the chance of an active shooter […]

Authorities Searching For Missing Teen

By Benjamin Cox on August 16, 2022 at 11:06am

Law enforcement in multiple counties are looking for a missing teen. 17 year old Summer Rodgers was reported missing by the Canton Police Department on Friday. Rodgers is 5’7″, 150 lbs, and has fuchsia-colored hair and blue eyes. She tends to wear dark clothing and band and/or Japanese anime t-shirts. Rodgers also answers to the […]

Lavender Ridge Under New Ownership

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 16, 2022 at 10:59am

A Jacksonville senior living center is under new ownership. Lavender Ridge on West Walnut Avenue is now Stone Bridge Memory Care of Jacksonville. The Missouri company acquired Lavender Ridge in May. Administrator Erich Marks with Stone Bridge says they wanted to complete the transition before officially announcing the change and putting up the new sign. […]

Jacksonville Awarded Grant for South Main Street Project

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 16, 2022 at 10:35am

The next phase of Jacksonville’s Downtown Turnaround project just took another step toward reality. The City has been awarded a nearly $3 million grant for the planned reconstruction of South Main Street. The funding is part of the $106 million in grants through the Rebuild Illinois Downtowns and Main Streets Capitol Program announced today by […]

Rushville Area Residents Warned of Solar Panel Phone Scam

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 15, 2022 at 11:30am

The City of Rushville is warning residents of a recent scam. According to an announcement this morning, Rushville city officials say scammers are calling residents from a City of Rushville phone number and attempting to sell them solar panels. Officials say the City of Rushville is not offering a solar panel program and warn residents […]

JPD Investigating Armed Robbery Incident at West Morton Ave. Business

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 15, 2022 at 9:49am

Jacksonville Police responded to a call of an armed robbery Saturday night. According to a report by the Jacksonville Police Department, a man walked into a business in the 1700 block of west Morton Avenue at approximately 9:30 Saturday night. The suspect reportedly inferred he had a handgun and took an undetermined amount of money […]