JFD Respond to Back to Back House Fires

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 15, 2021 at 12:21pm

The Jacksonville Fire Department responded to back to back calls of house fires last night. A call came into West Central Dispatch of a house fire at 336 E. Wolcott Street at 9:19 last night. Upon arrival, Jacksonville Police Department officers were on scene with the residents of the home in the front yard, who […]

DOT Transportation Names New President

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2021 at 6:03pm

DOT Transportation, Inc., the logistics arm of DOT Foods, named its next president today. Bryan Langston of Quincy will serve as the next president, taking over for Paul Mugerditchian. In a press release on the company’s website, Mugerditchian will step into an advisory role as he heads towards retirement. Mugerditchian has been with DTI for […]

Greene County Leaders Coordinate For Current, Future County Needs

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2021 at 5:39pm

Greene County leaders were called together last Thursday to discuss the future of the county. Greene County Health Department Administrator Molly Peters called the meeting that included the superintendents from all three school districts, mayors and other city officials, law enforcement officials, county board members and other influential members of the various Greene County communities. […]

Davis, LaHood, Bost Re-Introduce Dorn Back The Blue Act to Congress

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2021 at 5:28pm

3 Downstate Republican Congressman are advocating for higher pay for police officers by reintroducing legislation. Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and Mike Bost have re-introduced House Resolution 3131, commonly known as the David Dorn Back the Blue Act, to place a federal mandate on raising police officer salaries and hiring more police officers. The extensive bill […]

Fire Guts Jacksonville Home Thursday

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 14, 2021 at 3:28pm

No one was injured after fire ravaged the inside of a Jacksonville home Thursday night. The Jacksonville and South Jacksonville Fire Departments were alerted to a structure fire at 872 Grove Street at approximately 7:47 last night. Jacksonville Fire Chief Doug Sills says although the two-story home was not completely involved with fire when crews […]

Routt Names Next Principal

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 14, 2021 at 2:07pm

Routt Catholic High School has found it’s next Principal. Routt officials announced today Teutopolis native, Dan Carie, has been hired as Routt Catholic High School’s new principal. School Board President Rich Whalen says “After an extensive search, the attributes that Mr. Carie brings to Routt Catholic High School rose to the top,” Mr. Carie is […]

“Red Rocker” Fills Grandstand Opening, as Fair Loses Additional Act

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 14, 2021 at 12:15pm

The Illinois State Fair announced changes to this year’s grandstand line up today. The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, and his backing band The Circle are now set to fill the opening left by alternative rock band “Staind” on Thursday, August 12th. “Staind” announced in late April they were canceling their appearance at the fair due […]

Dist 117 to “Stay the Course” on Masks for Remainder of School Year

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 14, 2021 at 11:28am

Students in District 117 are being asked to stay the course during the last two weeks of the school year. Superintendent Steve Ptacek released a communication late Thursday following the CDC’s announcement of relaxed guidelines on facial coverings for those who are fully vaccinated. Ptacek says at this time, the district has not received any […]

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Quincy Overnight

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2021 at 9:07am

An arrest has been made in connection to a string of armed robberies in Pike & Adams counties. Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood says that Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a crashed vehicle on Interstate 72 just north of Hull shortly after 9 o’clock last night. Greenwood says that the vehicle was suspected as being […]

Butler, State GOP Continue To Call For Promises To Be Kept on Fair Redistricting Map

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2021 at 7:17pm

Illinois House and Senate Republicans gathered outside of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Office yesterday to voice their displeasure with the state’s remap process. Republicans have complained that Democrats have controlled the map-making process behind closed doors, and Pritzker has flip-flopped on the issue for having an independent body draw the map. While running for governor, Pritzker […]