Pittsfield Long-Term Care Facility At Risk of Foreclosure After Parent Company Fails to Pay Off Loans

By Benjamin Cox on February 22, 2024 at 5:11am

A Pittsfield long-term care facility is at risk of foreclosure due to its parent company defaulting on loans. Muddy River News reports that Eastside Rehabilitation and Health Care in Pittsfield is one of 17 facilities in Missouri and Illinois that is at risk of foreclosure due to Peoria-based Petersen Health Care owing nearly $51 million […]

Greene County Courthouse To Get New Elevator Soon

By Benjamin Cox on February 22, 2024 at 5:07am

The Greene County Courthouse will soon have a new elevator. The Greene Prairie Press reports that the Greene County Board approved spending up to $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to replace the current obsolete elevator at their February monthly meeting. Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen updated the board with the state bid for […]

Griggsville Woman Sentenced From August Drug Bust in New Salem

By Benjamin Cox on February 22, 2024 at 5:06am

A Griggsville woman arrested in New Salem this past fall after a West Central Illinois Drug Task Force investigation has pleaded guilty to charges in Pike County Circuit Court. 29-year old Jordan A. Clendenny pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams on Tuesday in Pike County Circuit Court. Clendenny was arrested by […]

Barn A Complete Loss After Fire in Rural Alexander

By Benjamin Cox on February 21, 2024 at 5:41am

Three area fire departments responded to a structure fire in rural Alexander yesterday afternoon. A private caller reported a barn on fire at approximately 2:30PM Tuesday at 1622 Cockin Road, about 2 1/2 miles north of Alexander. The barn was fully involved when firefighters from Alexander, Ashland, and Jacksonville arrived on scene. LifeStar EMS was […]

Fulton Co. Man Who Crashed Into 2 SJPD Squad Cars During Chase Sentenced

By Benjamin Cox on February 21, 2024 at 4:35am

A Fulton County man who got into a police chase that damaged multiple cars in the middle of Jacksonville this Fall is heading to prison. 45-year old Jeff Smith of Canton pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated battery to a police officer Tuesday afternoon in Morgan County Circuit Court. On the afternoon of […]

UIS Waiving Transfer Fee For 3 Area Community Colleges

By Benjamin Cox on February 20, 2024 at 1:02pm

The University of Illinois Springfield is making it easier for students at three local community colleges to continue their education. Starting with this Fall’s application period, UIS will waive the $50 application fee for transfer students applying from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Richland Community College in Decatur, and Illinois Central College in East […]

Madison County Man Arrested after Sexual Assault Investigation in Chapin

By Benjamin Cox on February 20, 2024 at 1:00pm

More information has been released about an arrest of a Madison County man in Morgan County on Friday. According to a press release, on Friday, investigators with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year old Christopher D. Heinlein of Cottage Hills for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. Although recently reported, these two […]

Waverly High to Host Community Blood Drive

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 19, 2024 at 5:28pm

Students at an area high school will be rolling up their sleeves to help the blood supply. ImpactLife has announced a community blood drive will be held at the Waverly High School the first week of March. The Impact Life donor bus will be at the school from 12:30 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, March […]

Prairieland United Way Hoping for Big Push, Less That $10k Away from Campaign Goal

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 19, 2024 at 4:25pm

Time is running out as a local fundraising organization is inching closer to its campaign goal for the year. The deadline for the Prairieland United Way’s 2023 campaign is the 29th of this month and Director Karen Walker says, they are less than ten thousand dollars away from hitting the mark. “We are very thankful […]

Jacksonville City Council Considering Short-Term Rental Cap

By Benjamin Cox on February 19, 2024 at 9:10am

The Jacksonville City Council is considering the placement of a cap on the number of short-term rentals in residential areas. The city has issued 7 short-term rental licenses, which include AirBnBs, VRBOs, and bed & breakfasts. Miranda Elliott, who is an assistant in the city clerk’s office and in charge of collecting the monthly hotel-motel […]