U.S. Marshals Offer $10K Reward for Child Rapist on the Run For Two Decades

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2022 at 8:51am

The U.S. Marshals are in search of a serial child rapist with ties to Central Illinois who has been on the lam for 20 years. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of 70 year old Herman Arthur Carroll. Carroll was arrested on July 3, 2000 after being accused of […]

Jacksonville Man Sentenced for Role in January Armed Robbery Case

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2022 at 8:43am

A Jacksonville teen is headed to state prison for his role in an armed robbery incident earlier this year. 18 year old Sebastian J. Eskew of the 1000 block of North Fayette Street pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon in Morgan County Court to a single count of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a vehicle with […]

State Democrats Delay Special Session For Abortion Rights

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2022 at 8:25am

State Democrats say they intend to call a special session “in the coming weeks” in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, but they didn’t give an exact date on when that session would be scheduled. Governor J.B. Pritzker first announced his plan for a special session on June 24th, the same […]

Morgan County Fair Crowns Talent Winners; Pageant Queens To Beat the Heat

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2022 at 7:59am

Twenty-eight young ladies and dozens of others beat the heat last night to be crowned last night for the Morgan County Fair Talent Competition and Pageant. Several exhibitors also got blue ribbons in the heat yesterday on the first official day of the fair. Winners in last night’s talent competition: Junior Division winner with a […]

Used Fireworks Likely Cause of Early Morning Garage Fire

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 5, 2022 at 10:13am

Used fireworks were deemed the likely cause of a small garage fire early yesterday morning. The Jacksonville Fire Department was called to a residence at 1053 Hardin Avenue at 6:00 am Monday after a passerby reported a stand-alone two-car garage fire. Smoke was showing from the garage when firefighters arrived. According to their report, a […]

Duckworth, Durbin Sign Letter to AG Garland Asking For More Accessibility to Fed Websites

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 9:02am

Both Illinois Senators have signed on tackle accessibility to the federal government’s websites for people with disabilities. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin have signed on to a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking why the federal government continues to have long-standing accessibility issues with federal websites dating back to at least 2012. The issues […]

Listening Area Remains At Medium Risk For Covid Transmission

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 9:01am

Morgan, Scott, Greene, and Cass counties continue to dodge the Covid-19 transmission bullet in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to list the 4 counties at medium to low risk for transmission of the virus. Nearby Sangamon, Menard, Pike, Brown, Schuyler, and Adams counties have all jumped up to high transmission risk. […]

Bomke’s Patch Honors Pleasant Plains Fire Department with Corn Maze

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 8:56am

One of Sangamon County’s biggest fall attractions is dedicating this year’s success to a local fire department. Bomke’s Patch, located just west of Springfield in rural Farmingdale, has been bringing family fun to the area for the past 20 years. Known in the Fall for their wide variety of pumpkins and their extensive multi-acre corn […]

Two JPD Officers Injured In Two Separate Arrests Over Holiday Weekend

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 8:37am

Two Jacksonville Police officers were hurt over the holiday weekend during two separate arrests. The first incident occurred at the Circle K gas station in the 600 block of North Main Street early Saturday morning. A caller had told police at 12:36AM that someone was attacking the clerk inside the business. Upon arrival, police arrested […]

North Greene Considers Move to Vendor For Food Service

By Benjamin Cox on July 5, 2022 at 8:33am

The North Greene School District is considering a move to a food service vendor for the upcoming school year. The North Greene School Board reviewed two different bids for proposals at their June 15th meeting for a food service company to provide breakfast, lunch, and a fresh produce program. The Greene Prairie Press reports that […]