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 […]

Calhoun Judge Burch Moved to Adams County to Help With Criminal Docket After Adrian Ouster

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 8:36am

The Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit is now tasked with filling a vacancy in Adams County after the removal of Robert Adrian from the bench. Pike County Circuit Judge and Chief Judge of the 8th Circuit J. Frank McCartney announced a tentative resolution yesterday, according to Muddy River News, after the Illinois Courts […]

North Greene School District To Move Back to Self-Operated Food Service

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 8:30am

The North Greene School District is opting to move back to self-operation of its food service for students. The Greene Prairie Press reports that after two years and two separate contracted food service agreements, the district is opting to go back to self-operation. In the previous school year, the school district ended its contract with […]

Man Arrested After Vehicle Collision with Passenger Transport Near ISVI

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 8:27am

Jacksonville Police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon near the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. Officers and LifeStar EMS were called to the intersection of East State Street and Howe Street just after 3PM after a report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival, […]

JSD117 Seeing Success With New iReady Assessment Model

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 8:04am

Jacksonville School District 117’s new assessment model for elementary schools is showing to be an effective tool for achievement. District 117 moved to I-Ready in a pilot form in the previous school year, and after positive feedback from teachers, moved it into full implementation this year across all of the district’s elementary schools. This past […]

Jacksonville Area Museum Kicks Off Phase II Expansion

By Benjamin Cox on February 28, 2024 at 7:48am

The Jacksonville Area Museum is getting ready to debut a major exhibit and begin the next phase of its expansion. Museum Manager McKenna Servis spoke on last Friday’s What’s On Your Mind program about the upcoming Jacksonville Developmental Center exhibit set to debut in April. In the meantime, the Jacksonville Area Museum’s Facebook Page revealed […]

Jacksonville Public Library’s Author of the Year Contest Still Open

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 28, 2024 at 7:26am

Aspiring Morgan County authors still have time to submit their work to become Morgan County’s Author of the Year. The annual Friends of the Library “Author of the Year” contest allows local writers to submit their work in short prose and poetry. Jacksonville Public Library Head Librarian Jake Magnusson says the contest is open to […]

Jacksonville Woman Identified As Driver in Saturday Head-On Collision with ISP Trooper on I-72

By Benjamin Cox on February 27, 2024 at 1:10pm

More information has been released about a wrong-way driver who hit a State Trooper’s squad car outside of Springfield on Saturday. The Illinois State Police have identified 20-year old Sarah K. Racey of Jacksonville as the driver of a silver 2017 Ford Fusion that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Mile Marker 88, […]

Mötley Crüe Announced As Headliner for IL State Fair

By Benjamin Cox on February 27, 2024 at 10:52am

Officials with the Illinois State Fair announced today that Mötley Crüe will be joining the IL State Fair Grandstand lineup on Saturday, August 10th. Mötley Crüe has been a hard rock mainstay for 40+ years, selling over 100 million albums worldwide, and earning 3 Grammy nominations along with countless other accolades. Mötley Crüe continues touring […]

Beardstown PD Says Fake Cop Soliciting People For Money Over the Phone

By Benjamin Cox on February 27, 2024 at 10:39am

The Beardstown Police Department is alerting residents of a scam artist. According to the department’s Facebook Page, an individual calling themselves “Agent Baker” is posing as a Beardstown Police Officer and soliciting people for cash or gift cards over the phone. Beardstown Police Chief Martin Coad says that the department does not employ any officers […]