Waverly Old Fashioned Picnic Begins Thursday

By Ben Hermes on July 23, 2024 at 9:41am

A Waverly staple for the past 60 years is back in full swing this weekend. The annual Waverly Old Fashioned Picnic begins Thursday and will run through Saturday. Activities on the main stage include the Miss Waverly pageant on Thursday evening, The Devon Clemons Band Friday night, and White Lightning Saturday night, all of which […]

RCHS/OSS Dreams Drawing on Pace For Early Sell Out

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 9:25am

The RCHS/OSS Dreams Drawing is on pace for another early sell out. Dreams Drawing Chair Lindsey English says ticket sales are moving along at a great pace: “As of close of business yesterday, we have 1,804 tickets left. We are moving along rather nicely, and the Early Bird Drawing is this Sunday.” English says that […]

JPD Officer Injured During Traffic Stop

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 9:11am

Jacksonville Police arrested a woman early this morning after she allegedly fled from a traffic stop that injured an officer. Officers initiated the stop just after 1AM in the 500 block of West Morton Avenue, but according to police reports the driver fled. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle from fleeing the stop and […]

Jacksonville Man Found Unfit For Trial in Sex Assault Case in Scott County

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 9:06am

A Jacksonville man accused of sexually assaulting a minor more than a decade ago in Scott County has been found unfit to stand trial. 74-year old Steven T. Albers of the 1600 block of South East Street was admitted to the Department of Human Services last week. A hearing that was scheduled today in Scott […]

Grab ‘N’ Grow Greenhouse Concept Continues to Spread

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 6:17am

A little store in Riggston continues to have a big impact in the area and in Springfield. WGEM reports that the Grab n Grow Greenhouse was the recent recipient of a $3,000 Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Development grant to help grow the business. Owner Jenny Sauer-Schmidgall says she is looking to expand the business with […]

Commissioners Renew 3-Year Agreement with ROE #1

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 6:11am

The Morgan County Commissioners commended the Regional Office of Education recently for its work in keeping a conservative budget. The commissioners unanimously passed the intergovernmental agreement to fund Regional Office of Education #1 which services school districts in Adams, Cass, Morgan, Pike, and Scott counties at their Monday morning regular meeting. Regional Offices of Education […]

Southern IL Woman Arrested For Alleged Drug Trafficking in Hardin

By Benjamin Cox on July 23, 2024 at 5:35am

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Southern Illinois woman from earlier this month. According to a press release, on the afternoon of July 5th, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Zach Hardin conducted a traffic stop on Park Street in Hardin after the vehicle allegedly disregarded a traffic control device at […]

Decedent, Alleged Suspect in West Beecher Murder Identified

By Benjamin Cox on July 22, 2024 at 8:13pm

The Jacksonville Police Department and the Morgan County Coroner’s Office have identified the alleged suspect and victim in an early morning murder on West Beecher Avenue. Jacksonville Police responded to the 200 block of West Beecher Avenue at approximately 3:40AM Monday. According to initial reports to dispatch, police were told 7 gunshots were fired in […]

Multi-Jurisdiction Pursuit Nets Arrest of Suburban Chicago Man

By Benjamin Cox on July 22, 2024 at 10:30am

Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jacksonville Police, and Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man near Interstate 72 and the Morton Avenue after a multi-county high speed chase. West Central Joint Dispatch received a report of Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies in pursuit of a red Dodge Dakota truck at 5:20PM yesterday. Officers were eventually able to […]

Woman Found Murdered in A Car on West Beecher Avenue

By Benjamin Cox on July 22, 2024 at 9:40am

Jacksonville Police found a woman dead in a car this morning after a reported disturbance on West Beecher Avenue in Jacksonville. According to a press release, at approximately 3:40 this morning, officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Beecher Avenue in reference to a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a […]