Waggener: Trump Stays On Ballot Amid Wait for U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 3:49pm

Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says that the Republican primary ballot is the same for now. A Cook County judge ruled last night that former President Donald Trump should be removed from the state’s primary ballot but that decision has been stayed until further clarification is given by the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar […]

Pair of Jacksonville Fundraisers Announce Success

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 3:38pm

A pair of Jacksonville area fundraisers recently announced their success. The final figures for the 2023 Pathway Services Festival of Trees was released today. Executive Director Ryan Dowd said in a press release that proceeds totaling $9,700 were raised to provide for the unmet needs of the individuals supported by Pathway. Those needs include prescription […]

Morgan County Tax Multiplier Falls

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 3:36pm

Morgan County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 0.9797, according to David Harris, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier,” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law. This equalization is particularly important because of […]

Jacksonville Children’s Foundation Provides Grant for H.S. Wrestling Competition Mat

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 9:41am

The Jacksonville Chidlren’s Foundation was recognized by Jacksonville School District 117’s Board of Education last Wednesnay night for a grant to the district’s high school wrestling program. The foundation recently donated over $9,400 to Jacksonville High School’s wrestling program to purchase a competition wrestling mat. Jacksonville High School only has one mat. In most competitions, […]

Mayor Ezard: No, There Are No Migrant Buses in Jacksonville

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 9:30am

Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard says there is no credence to the persistent rumors of claiming immigrants are being bused to buildings on the former MacMurray College campus. Rumors have persisted for several weeks, with people calling to WLDS News reporting about individuals being dropped off at the former Katherine Hall as well as the MAC […]

Green Pastures Spring Clean Up This Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 9:20am

A popular Morgan County Campground is seeking volunteers this weekend to come out and help clean things up from over the winter. Green Pastures is holding its annual Spring clean up this Saturday from 8AM to Noon. The retreat center and campground is located just off of U.S. 67 approximately 14 miles northwest of Jacksonville. […]

Murrayville-Woodson PD, PAWS Work on Stray/Feral Cat Issue in Woodson

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 9:15am

The Village of Woodson has a stray cat problem, and they are working with a local animal shelter this evening to correct it. The Murrayville-Woodson Police issued an alert on Monday that the village was enduring stray cat trouble concentrated in and around the Maple Creek Estates mobile home park. The police department reminds residents […]

IL Product Expo This Weekend at State Fairgrounds

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 5:26am

The 25th Illinois Product Expo returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this weekend. Hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the expo has brought Illinois food companies and consumers together through sampling products and the ability to stock up on products through special deals. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Expo, the first 25 […]

ALPLM To Have Interpreters For World Hearing Day on Sunday

By Benjamin Cox on February 29, 2024 at 5:24am

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is offering special services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community on Sunday. Sunday is designated as World Hearing Day. From 4-6PM on Sunday, sign language interpreters will be present throughout the museum to assist guests. Interpreters will also sign theatrical presentations as they are running. Visitors […]

JPD Looking For Individual Who Shot Out Vehicle Window at Midwest Youth Services

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 11:46am

The Jacksonville Police Department is seeking information on a recent criminal damage to property incident involving vehicles at Midwest Youth Services. According to a post on Midwest Youth Service’s Facebook Page, at approximately 5:30AM Sunday an unknown individual in dark clothes was on the grounds at 2001 West Lafayette Avenue in Jacksonville. The individual approached […]