June Weather in Jacksonville

By Gary Scott on July 2, 2022 at 8:33am

Temperatures shot up last month in what was described at times as a hot and steamy month. The temperature averaged 73 and a half degrees, well above the normal of 71 point 2 degrees. But, it’s still cooler than the average reading in June of 2020 of 74. The daily highs reached 90 or better […]

Defeated Republicans in Tuesday U.S. Senate Primary Refuse to Concede

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 8:30am

The Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate race in November is being contested by a number of defeated candidates. Mundelein’s Kathy Salvi was declared the winner of the 7-person race, taking a shade over 30% of the little over 705,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s primary. Salvi defeated hear next closest challenger, Belleville’s Peggy Hubbard, by […]

Superintendent’s Snow Day Emails Inspire JMS Teacher to Raise Money for Local Charites with Friendly Competition

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 2, 2022 at 6:00am

An idea by a Jacksonville Middle School teacher to try and add levity to a tough school year, snowballed into a nice donation for some area charities thanks to Superintendent Ptacek’s weather alerts. Lauren Range is head of the Science Department at JMS and says the most recent school year was a much harder grind […]

Rural Roodhouse Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home Armed With a Buck Knife

By Benjamin Cox on July 1, 2022 at 3:51pm

Information has been released about an arrest of a man who broke into a home with a knife in rural Roodhouse last week. According to charging documents, 30 year old John J. Scheferkort entered a residence with the homeowners present at the time last Wednesday evening. The home is approximately 4 ½ miles east of […]

Brown County Sheriff Groesch Retires

By Benjamin Cox on July 1, 2022 at 3:45pm

Brown County will have a new sheriff in town starting today. Karl Groesch has retired after two terms in office. Groesch ran for sheriff in 2010 after spending 30 years with the Illinois State Police District 20 Office in Pittsfield. Groesch spent time studying criminal justice while attending MacMurray College in Jacksonville. The Journal Courier […]

Mayor Sends Condolences Following Head-On Crash Claims Life of Arthur Pitcher

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 1, 2022 at 11:18am

The Mayor of Jacksonville is sending condolences to the family of an East Central Illinois man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night. 20-year-old Lucas S. Otto of Arthur Illinois was traveling eastbound on Interstate 72 near mile marker 118 east of Springfield at approximately 11:20 pm Wednesday when his sedan was […]

Suspect in Month Old Jacksonville Hit and Run Incident Arrested Twice Thursday

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 1, 2022 at 10:05am

A Jacksonville man was arrested twice yesterday in a twelve-hour span, that began with a hit and run accident from early last month. Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle traffic crash at approximately 7:15 pm on Thursday, June 2nd at the intersection of North Main and West Dunlap Streets. According to initial […]

JPD Investigating Recent Forced Entry Burglary

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 1, 2022 at 8:03am

Jacksonville Police are investigating a burglary that occurred overnight Wednesday. According to police reports, sometime between the hours of 9:30 am Wednesday and 1:00 pm yesterday, someone forced entry to a garage in the 700 block of Sheridan Street and removed approximately $50.00 worth of tools without permission. Police are asking anyone who has information […]

Fire Destroys Machine Shed Near Waverly

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 30, 2022 at 11:58am

No one was injured when a machine shed caught fire in southeastern Morgan County this morning. The Waverly Fire Department responded to a call of a fire in a post-frame structure in the 3200 block of German Road at approximately 7:45 am. Waverly Fire Department Chief Jason Shumaker says the cause of the fire that […]

Former Greene County Kroger Locations Converting Into Dollar Generals

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 10:06am

What’s old is new again in Greene County. Two locations that formerly housed Kroger grocery stores are getting a face lift. The White Hall and Carrollton Kroger locations closed last Spring. With the closing of the stores and the loss of Triple J Meats in Roodhouse; there is just two grocery stores in the county […]