Davis Officially Announces Bid For Re-Election to Congress in New 15th District

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 8:54am

Current 13th District Congressman Rodney Davis won’t run for governor next year. According to several news outlets last night, Davis would be announcing that he would campaign for re-election in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District sometime today. Davis made the announcement official at 8AM this morning. Davis will be seeking his 6th term in […]

Quincy Medical Group Reach Settlement with Federal & State Authorities Over Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Claims

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 12:07pm

The Quincy Medical Group has come to an agreement to settle with the federal government over Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Claims. QMG has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for medically unnecessary cardiac catheterization procedures performed by a physician who was formerly employed by […]

Structure Fire South of Eldred

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 11:39am

The Carrollton Fire Department, White Hall Fire Department, and Jerseyville Fire Department have responded to a structure fire on Spankey Road, about 3 1/2 miles southeast of Eldred. The structure is fully engulfed, according to on scene official reports. Officials on the scene also advise that there was no one inside the residence at the […]

Juvenile Arrested After Reckless Driving, High Speed Chase in Jacksonville

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 10:07am

Jacksonville Police arrested a juvenile after the driver fled from a traffic stop last night. A patrol officer was called to the intersection of North East Street and East State at 9:56 last night for a report of a wrong way driver. Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies and Jacksonville Police then attempted to initiate a traffic […]

Lewis & Clark Remains Closed After Ransomware Attack

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 8:59am

An area community college remains closed after a ransomware attack shut down their computer network last week. Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey said on its Facebook page yesterday evening that all of its campuses, which have satellite campuses in Macoupin and Greene County, will remain closed all week due to the attack. All […]

IL House Republicans Propose Inflation Relief Tax Credit

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 8:38am

Two Illinois House Republicans have put forth a tax credit proposal to help the state’s families to deal with rising inflation. Dixon Representative Tom Demmer and 95th District Representative Avery Bourne introduced an “inflation relief” tax credit would provide payments ranging from $200 to $400, depending on income and tax filing status for Illinois families. […]

Davis Critical of Biden Administration Rollback of WOTUS rules to Obama Era Definitions

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 8:00am

A local Congressman is critical of a proposal of the Biden Administration to roll back to a policy from the Obama Administration that would directly impact farmers. 13th District Congressman Rodney Davis says that the Biden Administration’s decision to go back to the Obama-era definition of the Waters of the United States, known as WOTUS […]

Marr Named President of IL Corn Growers Association for 21-22

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 7:12am

A well-known farmer in the Jacksonville area has been named president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association for the 2021-2022 year. Marty Marr of Jacksonville was elected president at the ICGA’s re-organizational meeting held last Tuesday. Marr has served on the ICGA board for eight years, most recently as vice president. He will continue his […]

Orr Research Building Outside of Perry Progresses

By Benjamin Cox on November 29, 2021 at 6:06am

An education center for future farmers appears to be ready to open on schedule next year. The Orr Education Complex outside of Perry, a brand new 24,000 square foot facility that broke ground on August 24th, has been almost entirely funded through private donations from the Orr Corporation. The objective of the building is to […]

JPD Investigating Shots Fired Incident in Rolling Acres Trailer Court

By Benjamin Cox on November 28, 2021 at 10:13am

Jacksonville Police are investigating a shots fired incident from late Saturday night. Police received reports of shots being fired in the 1000 block of East Morton Avenue in the Rolling Acres Trailer Court at 11:09PM Saturday. The caller told police he had heard one shot fired from a street behind their residence along with a […]