Jacksonville Home Total Loss After Morning Fire

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 21, 2022 at 3:21pm

No one was injured when fire broke out in a home in the northeast part of Jacksonville Saturday morning. The Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire at 716 Sheridan Street at 7:29 Saturday morning. The single-story home was fully involved when the first crew arrived on scene approximately five minutes […]

Pike County Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Murderer/Violent Offender Against Youth

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 21, 2022 at 2:41pm

A Pike County man is behind bars after failing to register as a violent offender. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Pleasant Hill Police Department initiated a criminal investigation in Pleasant Hill on Thursday, May 12th. Subsequent to the investigation, 22-year-old Christian M. Beck of Pleasant Hill was arrested […]

Attorney General Warns Against Scams Related to Baby Formula Shortage

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 21, 2022 at 9:48am

The Illinois Attorney General is warning families to be on the lookout for fraud related to the baby formula shortage. Attorney General Kwame Raoul encouraged Illinois residents today to be vigilant for scams by individuals attempting to exploit families struggling to find the much-needed formula. Raoul is urging consumers to exercise caution before buying any […]

Two Injured in Rural Scott County Semi vs. SUV Crash

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2022 at 4:39pm

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in rural Scott County this morning. The Illinois State Police report that a 2012 gray Chevy Traverse driven by 57 year old Lucinda Chapman of Roodhouse was traveling westbound on Moore Road at the intersection of Hillview Road, approximately 4 miles southwest of Winchester at around 9:20AM […]

Pittsfield Woman Facing Weapon and Drug Charges After Friday Morning Incident

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 20, 2022 at 3:41pm

A Pittsfield woman has now been formally charged in an incident that caused a school to be on alert earlier this morning. At 7:28 am, Pittsfield Police responded to the 600 block of Clarksville Road after a call came into dispatch advising there was a person with a gun. The caller reportedly heard a gunshot […]

Mt. Sterling Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2022 at 1:15pm

A Mt. Sterling man recently was indicted on federal drug charges. Muddy River News reports that 58 year old Thomas L. Langan of rural Mt. Sterling was indicted last Tuesday, May 10th by the U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois on five counts of selling and distribution of a controlled substance […]

Davis Gets Endorsement From Local Sheriffs

By Benjamin Cox on May 20, 2022 at 1:09pm

A candidate for the newly drawn 15th Congressional District has picked up endorsements from some current and former local sheriffs. 18 current and former central Illinois county sheriffs announced their endorsement of Rodney Davis’ campaign for Congress in the 15th District. The sheriffs’ endorsement follows the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police endorsement of Davis last […]

South Jacksonville Utility Department Going Door to Door to Update Water Meter Antennas

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 20, 2022 at 12:09pm

Residents in the Village of South Jacksonville will have a visitor knocking on their doors soon but not to worry, it’s likely not a candidate for office in this year’s election. The Village’s utility department crews are making the rounds to update the antennas on each resident’s water meter. The meters are read remotely and […]

Pittsfield School Put on Alert Briefly After Report of Person With Gun in Immediate Area

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 20, 2022 at 11:15am

An elementary school in Pike County was put on alert this morning after police responded to a call of a person with a firearm in the area. Pittsfield Police responded to the call at 7:28 this morning after a call came into dispatch advising a person with a gun was in the 600 block of […]

Work on U.S. 67 Bridge at Beardstown Begins Monday

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 20, 2022 at 10:54am

Traffic delays will soon begin for motorists on the U.S. 67 Bridge over the Illinois River at Beardstown. The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that repairs on the bridge will begin on Monday, May 23. For the first two weeks of the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours and […]