Bevy of Canned Meats from Vienna Sausage to Potted Meat Recalled

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 1, 2023 at 2:32pm

Popular brands of canned meats from Vienna sausage to chicken are being recalled. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service,  Conagra Brands, Inc., based out of Fort Madison, Iowa, is recalling approximately 2,5 million pounds of canned meat and poultry products due to a packaging defect they say could cause the products to […]

Quincy Woman Opts For Bench Trial in 2020 Deadly Crash Case

By Benjamin Cox on February 1, 2023 at 11:26am

A Quincy woman facing first-degree murder charges after a 2020 car crash killed four people has chosen a bench trial for her case. 39 year old Natasha McBride appeared in Adams County Court yesterday with her attorney, Public Defender Todd Nelson, before Judge Tad Brenner. According to Muddy River News, McBride waived her right to […]

Springfield Man Convicted on Jan. 6th Riot Charges

By Benjamin Cox on February 1, 2023 at 11:12am

A Springfield man who was one of the first inside the U.S. Capitol Riot more than 2 years ago was convicted of federal charges on Monday. 40 year old Thomas B. Adams, Jr. was found guilty of entering a restricted building and obstructing an official proceeding. According to the Washington D.C. Federal court, Adams will […]

Morgan County Receives Emergency Food & Shelter Grant Money; Non-Profits Urged to Apply

By Benjamin Cox on February 1, 2023 at 11:08am

Morgan County has been chosen as a recipient of emergency food and shelter funds from the federal government. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Morgan County just a little over $14,000 through Phase 40 under the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program. The selection was made by […]

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Recent Phone Scam Targeting Morgan County Businesses

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 1, 2023 at 10:58am

Morgan County area residents are being warned of a new phone scam. According to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office this morning, a business in rural Morgan County and another located within the City of Jacksonville have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the corporate office of the […]

Staake Receives Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License

By Benjamin Cox on January 31, 2023 at 5:46pm

Chapin resident Cynthia “Cindy” Staake of Worrell Land Services has earned the highest rank of appraisal licensing in the state. The Journal Courier reports that Staake has received the Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license, fulfilling two years of education and testing. According to her biography on the Worrell Land Services website, Staake is a […]

Wright Named to IL Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instruction

By Benjamin Cox on January 31, 2023 at 5:43pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a local state’s attorney to the Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright was expired to the committee. Wright, an Illinois College graduate, will have a term that expires on December 31st, 2025. The committee studies and recommends new pattern jury instructions on […]

Brown County Deputy Charged with Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 31, 2023 at 4:15pm

A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy is now facing charges in Adams County for assaulting a pregnant woman. Cody Shaffer, no age provided, was arrested Friday in Adams County. According to a report by WGEM in Quincy, Shaffer allegedly struck his pregnant girlfriend with a pistol before then trying to strangle her. Court documents obtained by […]

Year-Long Celebration in the Works for Morgan County’s 200th Anniversary

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 31, 2023 at 4:03pm

County leaders have some big plans this year to celebrate today’s 200th anniversary of the formation of Morgan County. 200 years ago today, on January 31st, 1823 which was a Friday, Morgan County was officially founded. County Commissioner Ginny Fanning says even though today’s anniversary has been quiet, big things are in store this year […]

West Central Graduate Elected to Bench in Las Vegas Court

By Benjamin Cox on January 31, 2023 at 6:52am

A former Winchester resident was recently elected as a judge to the Las Vegas, Nevada Township Justice Court. Jessica Goodey, a 2003 graduate of Winchester High School, won election this past November to Department 6 on the Justice Court in a four-way election for the open seat after the incumbent decided not to run for […]