Rural Clinics Receive Fed Funding For COVID Testing

By Benjamin Cox on May 29, 2020 at 7:22am

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin announced that rural health clinics in the State of Illinois will receive over $11 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 testing. The funding comes from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act signed into law on April 24th and will help support more than 200 […]

Pritzker Changes Course On Houses of Worship, Diocese of Springfield To Open In-Person Services Next Weekend

By Benjamin Cox on May 29, 2020 at 7:20am

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh called on the State of Illinois to respond to an emergency request challenging Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay at home order last night. Kavanaugh is the justice assigned by geography to a request filed by Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and the Logos Baptist Ministries in Niles. The church has held […]

ISP, Scott County Authorities Investigating Body Found in rural Bluffs

By Benjamin Cox on May 29, 2020 at 7:17am

The Illinois State Police are investigating a death in rural Scott County. The Journal Courier reports that a body was found near Bluffs on Monday. Authorities told the Journal Courier that the body was found at 6:23AM on Eagle Run Road about a tenth of a mile north of Neeleyville Road, which runs between Chapin […]

Morgan County Down to 2 Active COVID Cases

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2020 at 12:33pm

Morgan County has had a streak of two weeks without a new positive case of COVID-19. There are currently only 2 active cases out of the 34 that have been recorded, with 1 death attributed to the virus. Dale Bainter of the Morgan County Health Department says that residence have done well following health and […]

DCEO Website Holds Industry-Specific Guidelines For Phase 3 Business Reopening

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2020 at 12:17pm

Governor J.B. Pritzker released industry-specific reopening plans for the State of Illinois on Sunday. The state is set to progress into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday allowing the loosening of restrictions for retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, tattoo parlors, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities, and bars and restaurants for […]

Village of South Jacksonville Finalizing Budget

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2020 at 12:08pm

The Village of South Jacksonville has been cutting money from their budget. The village trustees wrapped the second of three public budget and appropriations hearings last Thursday night. Streets Superintendent John Green and Fire Chief Richard Evans Jr. were the department heads on hand for the hearing, as the trustees went line by line of […]

Cass County Sheriff Seeking Info on Reports of Criminal Damage to Land

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 28, 2020 at 11:49am

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public to stop a recent string of criminal damage to land in the county. In a post on the department’s Facebook page this morning, Cass County Sheriff’s Office says they have received several reports of field and road damage in all areas of the county. […]

GOP Congressional Delegation Calling For Allocation of Fed Funding to Local Units of Government

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2020 at 11:38am

Illinois’ GOP Congressional Delegation is asking Governor J.B. Pritzker to be more transparent about the allocation of federal funding to state and local governments under the CARES Act. Data compiled by the National League of Cities recently showed that 32 states, including Illinois, are withholding funding from local governments. 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood says […]

West State Disturbance Call Leads to Drug and Weapons Charges for Two Jacksonville Women

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 28, 2020 at 11:02am

A pair of Jacksonville women are behind bars on multiple drug and weapons charges following a disturbance call on West State Street Wednesday evening. Jacksonville Police responded to a call in the 300 block of West State Street at approximately 6:26 pm in reference to a physical disturbance. Officers secured the scene and several individuals […]

Jacksonville City Wide Clean Up Next Week

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2020 at 11:01am

Jacksonville’s City Wide Clean up is next week. The citywide drop off is at 200 West Oak Street on June 4th-6th. The drop off will be open from 7AM-2PM on Thursday and Friday and from 7AM to Noon on Saturday. The drop off will not take hazardous waste, liquids, motor oil, paint, landscape waste, concrete, […]