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 […]

Quincy Veterans Home Receives Nearly $200 Million From the Fed For New Construction

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 9:29am

The State of Illinois is receiving nearly $200 million in federal funding towards the new construction taking place at the Quincy Veterans’ Home. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs is ending a final grant payment totaling $194,762,750 to help finish construction on the Quincy campus’ reconstruction and to replace the current facility with a 210-bed […]

2021 Jacksonville Audit Comes Back With No Findings But Several Areas to Work On For 2022

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 9:15am

The City of Jacksonville received a clean audit of their 2021 finances. Adam Whithee of Zumbahlen, Eyth, Surratt, Foote, and Flynn told the city at their final meeting of the month of June that no findings were found in the city’s accounting practices and that they had a 9-11 month cushion in their general fund. […]

Balers, Heavy Mowers Take to JDC Grounds

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 8:59am

Balers and heavy mowers took to the JDC grounds on Thursday to cut down the high grass that’s been plaguing the property for nearly a month. State Representative CD Davidsmeyer says that talks with the state’s Central Management Services have been ongoing, almost daily, over that month trying to get something done to clean up […]

Owner of Urgent Rent-A-Car Hit With Insurance Fraud Charges

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 8:47am

The owner of a Springfield rental car agency has had charges filed against him in Sangamon County Court. 31 year old Jordan J. Monroe of Chatham had a single charge of insurance filed against him on Wednesday from an ongoing investigation that started on February 13, 2021 by the Illinois Secretary of State Police. According […]