Endangered Missouri Woman Allegedly Heading Towards Springfield

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2021 at 7:57pm

The Illinois State Police needs the public’s help to locate a missing Washington County, Missouri woman at this hour. At the request of the Washington County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police have activated a missing or endangered person alert for 65 year old Carol Nance. Nance, who is a white female, stands 5 […]

All of State of Illinois Facilities Re-Impose Mask Mandate

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2021 at 7:49pm

The State of Illinois today announced that face coverings are now required in all State facilities for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The announcement was spurred by the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows the majority of Illinois’ 102 counties are experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission rates. The state […]

LaHood Throws Support Behind COVID Origins Disclosure Bill

By Benjamin Cox on July 29, 2021 at 2:05pm

18th District Congressman Darin LaHood is urging the U.S. House to act on foreign intelligence surrounding the origins of COVID-19. LaHood took to the House floor on Monday asking the chamber to pass Senate Bill 1867, the COVID–19 Origin Act of 2021. The Senate Bill passed with unanimous consent on May 26th. LaHood says it […]

Blood Drives Return to Passavant, as Need for Blood Grows in Service Area

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 29, 2021 at 1:33pm

Blood Drives are returning to Passavant Area Hospital as available blood supplies continue to give health officials cause for concern. Impact Life blood centers are returning to hospitals in the Memorial Health System Network, including at Passavant in Jacksonville for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Kirby Winn with Impact Live blood […]

Duckworth Re-Introduces Legislation to Improve School Bus Safety

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 29, 2021 at 12:50pm

A U.S. Senator from Illinois is re-introducing legislation aimed at improving school bus safety ahead of students going back to school. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, along with Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, re-introduced the School Bus Safety Act to help keep students safe, while also helping to prevent accidents involving school buses. Their legislation would implement safety […]

Crime Stoppers Seeking Anonymous Tips on Recent Jacksonville Shootings

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 29, 2021 at 10:26am

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their Investigations of multiple shootings that have occurred in the city over the last week. On Tuesday, July 27 at 9:11 pm, JPD received multiple reports of shots fired. It was determined that there were at least two separate crime […]

Scammers Posing as Ameren Reps Using New Tactics

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 29, 2021 at 10:10am

Scammers are expanding the way they are trying to bilk the public out of their money. Ameren Illinois announced a spike in utility-based scams this week. Brian Bretsch with Media Relations for Ameren Illinois says the utility company has seen a spike in both reporting of scam calls and victims of the scams. “When we […]

Pike County Man Found Guilty of Sex Crimes

By Benjamin Cox on July 28, 2021 at 5:46pm

A Pittsfield man charged in April of last year with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse was found guilty by a jury in Pike County on Monday. 23 year old Clayton G. Watts was found guilty of criminal sexual assault by force and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child on Monday. The […]

Elks Lodge Donates to City for Handicapped Accessible Swings

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 28, 2021 at 3:30pm

A children’s play area in Jacksonville will soon have more accessibility thanks to a local fraternal organization. The Jacksonville Elks Lodge No. 682 made a presentation of funds to the Jacksonville City Council Monday night to help expand the playground area at Community Park. Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Jacksonville, Doug Sills made […]

More Information on Pursuit of Jacksonville Shooting Suspects Released

By Benjamin Cox on July 28, 2021 at 2:11pm

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a high speed pursuit of a vehicle suspected to be involved in an overnight shooting in Jacksonville. According to a press release from Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, at approximately 2:33 this morning a Greenfield Police officer observed a blue passenger vehicle traveling southbound in […]