South Jacksonville Hotels Not Taking Advantage of Advertising Agreement

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 1:08pm

The Village of South Jacksonville’s hotels appear to not be taking advantage of a long-standing agreement with the village government to obtain reimbursement for advertising. Commonly, advertising for the village at events throughout the area regularly feature the village’s four hotels located near Interstate 72. The hotel-motel tax creates a steady revenue stream for the […]

More Information Released on Friday Night Car Crashes in Jacksonville Area

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 1:02pm

More information has been released about two car crashes that occurred on Friday evening in the Jacksonville area. Two vehicles were towed after both rolled over after colliding on Illinois Route 104 at Pisgah Road just before 4:45PM on Friday. According to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report, a 2014 GMC SUV driven by 74-year […]

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree Program in Desperate Need With 3 Weeks To Go

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 7:53am

The Jacksonville Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is lagging way behind heading into the final 3 weeks before Christmas. According to a report by Major Chris Clarke yesterday, the campaign has only raised 26% of its goal of $185,000. There remains an urgent need for bell ringers at the kettles throughout Jacksonville. Many of the […]

City of Pittsfield Accepting Bids on Properties, Including Historic Zoe Theater

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 7:52am

The City of Pittsfield has some property for sale in hopes of spurring some economic development. WGEM in Quincy reports that the city has 6 properties for sale, with some being commercial property while others are zoned for residential. One of the properties is the long-vacant Zoe Theater, which the city purchased in 2004. Located […]

John Wood Hosting Truck Driver Training Open House Tonight

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 7:47am

John Wood Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program will be hosting an open house this evening at the Workforce Development Center in Quincy, located at 2710 North 42nd Street. During this open house, representatives will share how the program has revised its training in response to the new federal regulations regarding obtaining a CDL. Admission […]

Major Party Candidate Petition Filing Concludes Today

By Benjamin Cox on December 4, 2023 at 7:45am

The filing period for candidates for county, state, and federal offices from the major parties concludes today. This past Monday was the big day for filing petitions at county courthouses and the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield. A few candidates have filed this past week ahead of today’s deadline. In Greene County, Democrat […]

Jacksonville Police Investigating Friday Night Home Invasion, Vehicle Theft

By Benjamin Cox on December 3, 2023 at 3:16pm

Jacksonville Police are investigating a Friday night home invasion and vehicle theft. Officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of South West Street just after 7:15 Saturday morning. The resident of the home advised that between 9:30PM Friday and 6:30AM Saturday the home had been burglarized, with a number of items taken […]

North Side Jacksonville Man Arrested for Alleged Arson of North Church Garage

By Benjamin Cox on December 3, 2023 at 3:09pm

Jacksonville Police arrested a man from Jacksonville’s north side on Sunday after an alleged arson to a North Church Street garage. According to a press release from the Jacksonville Police Department, just after 6:30AM Sunday, a Jacksonville Police officer smelled something burning outside of the Police Department, located at 200 West Douglas Avenue. Officers then […]

November Weather

By Gary Scott on December 2, 2023 at 9:34am

It was a warmer than normal November, but very dry. The precipitation total came to just 3-quarters of an inch. Normal rainfall for November is 3 and two thirds inches. The driest November Jacksonville has ever had was 23 hundredths in 1933. The wettest day was just a half inch of rain on the 21st. […]

Village of South Jacksonville Mulling Water Rate Increase; Possible Permanent Move Onto City of Jacksonville Water Utility

By Benjamin Cox on December 2, 2023 at 9:21am

The Village of South Jacksonville may be floating a proposal to the City of Jacksonville in the near future to become a permanent customer of their water department. The Village has been on the City’s water off and on for lengthy amounts of time since November 2021 due to ongoing problems at the village’s water […]