JPD Investigating Shots Fired Near Downtown Jacksonville

By Benjamin Cox on July 17, 2024 at 6:46am

Jacksonville Police are investigating another shots fired incident near Downtown Jacksonville from overnight. Officers reported hearing shots fired near Central Park Plaza at 12:51AM. Evidence was collected and shots were determined to be in the vicinity of South East Street and East Beecher Avenue. No property damage was reported in police reports this morning. No […]

Pittsfield Teen Sentenced to Probation for Child Pornography, Sex Abuse Case

By Benjamin Cox on July 17, 2024 at 6:25am

A Pittsfield teenager arrested for child pornography possession charges in November was sentenced to probation in Pike County Circuit Court yesterday. 19-year old Andrew C. Snow of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to two counts of Class 2 felony Possession of Child Pornography and Class A misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse of a minor before Judge Frank McCartney. […]

Jerseyville Man Sentenced to Decade In Prison For Pittsfield Pursuit in December

By Benjamin Cox on July 17, 2024 at 6:21am

A Jerseyville man arrested on a slough of charges for a traffic stop in Pittsfield in December will now spend a decade in prison. 50-year old Dennis R. Kraushaar pleaded guilty to Class X felony methamphetamine delivery between 15-100 grams, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing of police, and driving on a suspended license […]

Day Two of Lucas Trial Has Victim, Family Members, ISP Investigator Testify

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

Day two of the Russell Lucas, Jr. trial in Cass County continued yesterday with the state’s full case in chief. The jury heard testimony from witness Jessica Marshall during the early part of the morning. The victim also testified before the court taking the case past the lunch hour. Special Agent Sergio Rodriguez of the […]

Jacksonville African-American History Museum Hosting Summer Reading Series

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 5:40pm

The Jacksonville African American History Museum is back open and is ramping up a new summer reading program for children. The history museum went down early in the Spring after a pipe burst causing major water damage. African-American History Museum Board President Alberta Robinson says that as a part of the restoration and renovation of […]

North Greene Jr.-Sr. High Seeking Info on Alumni Veterans

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 5:30pm

North Greene Jr.-Sr. High School staff and students are seeking to honor alumni of the school who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Staff at the school are currently collecting names and pictures (if possible) of North Greene graduates who have gone on to be in the military. Please send […]

South Jacksonville Water Plant ‘Hopefully’ Nearing Return to Operations

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 5:24pm

South Jacksonville officials still feel confident that their Oxville water plant will return to operations sometime this month. The village has been consistently on the City of Jacksonville’s water system since November 2021. Village Utility Superintendent Brian English says the over million dollar overhaul that’s occurred over the last 3+ years may soon be wrapped […]

Madison Co. Sheriff Searching For Missing Godfrey Teen

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 5:18pm

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing teenage girl. 17-year old Ann Geisler went missing on Saturday night from the Godfrey area and has not been seen or heard from since. Geisler is a white female who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, she has black hair. She has a birthmark […]

South Jacksonville Woman Arrested For Alleged Crimes Against A Child

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 9:53am

South Jacksonville Police arrested a woman yesterday in connection to an investigation surrounding a sexual assault of a child. 43-year old Katherine A. Luck of the 100 block of East Greenwood was booked into the Morgan County Jail just before 4PM on citations of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and child endangerment. According […]

Jacksonville Man Sentenced To Decade In Prison Stemming From January Drugs & Guns Bust

By Benjamin Cox on July 16, 2024 at 9:47am

A Jacksonville man arrested by members of the Illinois State Police Central Illinois Enforcement Group and the Jacksonville Police Department’s Special Response Team back in January on multiple drugs and weapons charges will be heading to prison for the next decade. 54-year old Kenneth Walton, Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to possession of a controlled […]