New Book Focuses on Lincoln’s Ties to Greene County

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 13, 2022 at 1:00pm

A detailed history of Abraham Lincoln’s experiences and connections in Greene County is scheduled for release this fall. Author Tom Emery of Carlinville is releasing “Lincoln in Greene County Illinois”, which features a variety of stories on the sixteenth President’s time in Greene County. Emery says many of those stores have never been covered. The […]

Improvements to South Main, South Diamond and 267 Included in IDOT’s New Six-Year Plan

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 13, 2022 at 10:29am

Several infrastructure projects across the listening area are now earmarked for implementation. Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today a new six-year program to invest over $36 billion in transportation projects related to the Rebuild Illinois program. In the program released today, $6.36 billion will go toward highway reconstruction and preservation, […]

State Adopts New Covid Guidelines Ahead of New School Year

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 13, 2022 at 8:29am

The State of Illinois has adopted new COVID-19 guidelines for K through 12 schools. In a joint announcement Friday, the  Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are adopting new operational guidance for schools and early education from the CDC that eases some restrictions. The new guidelines drop the requirement for […]

Nichols Park Pool Offers Free Admission Saturday for One Last Splash Off the High Dive

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 12, 2022 at 5:49pm

Anyone who wants to take one more leap of faith off of the high dive at the Nichols Park pool has just one more day before it is gone forever. Tomorrow is the last day the pool will be open this season as is set to receive a major upgrade next summer. Parks Site Superintendent […]

Police Seeking Tips on Side by Side Stolen from Jacksonville Business

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 11, 2022 at 2:55pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting Information to assist the Jacksonville Police in their investigation into a recent theft. At approximately 3:30 am on July 27th, unknown person(s) removed a black side-by-side ATV from a business located in the 2200 block of West Morton. The ATV taken was a Cub Cadet […]

Jacksonville Man Arrested in Connection to Multiple Area Thefts

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 11, 2022 at 10:53am

A Jacksonville man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a string of thefts in the area. 49-year-old Kenneth D. Smith of the 1000 block of North Main Street was taken into custody by Jacksonville Police Detectives yesterday at approximately 4:45 pm. Smith was booked into the Morgan County Jail at approximately 7:15 last night on […]

No One Injured in Massey Lane Semi-Truck Fire

By Jeremy Coumbes on August 11, 2022 at 8:38am

South Jacksonville Fire Department Officials say things could have been a lot worse after responding to a call of a semi-truck on fire yesterday evening. A call came into West Central Dispatch at 5:46 Wednesday night of a semi on fire at Rawlings Excavating located at 1033 Massey Lane. South Jacksonville Fire Chief Richard Evans […]

IDOC Held In Federal Contempt Over Healthcare Failures

By Benjamin Cox on August 10, 2022 at 7:26pm

The Illinois Department of Corrections has been held in contempt of federal court for allegedly ignoring repeated court orders and failure to take appropriate steps to improve health care in the state’s prison system. Federal Judge Jorge Alonso issued the order in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois after repeated failures by IDOC since […]

Alzheimer’s Association Inviting Jacksonville Residents To Sign Up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 11

By Benjamin Cox on August 10, 2022 at 7:19pm

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Jacksonville residents to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 11th in Community Park. Walk Manager Lisa Majernik says that several events are planned around the walk at the park: “Registration and all of our event’s festivities will begin at Noon. There is going to be a free […]

Two Pike County Women Arrested In Connection To Residential Burglary near Perry

By Benjamin Cox on August 10, 2022 at 7:07pm

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has announced two arrests in connection to a residential burglary from the end of last month. On July 31st, at 7:03PM, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence located along the Perry-Fishhook Blacktop in reference to a residential burglary and theft complaint. Subsequent to an investigation, multiple […]