Jacksonville Tax Levy at Zero for Second Straight Year

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2022 at 12:58pm

The Jacksonville City Council looks to keep the property tax rate the same as in 2021. During Monday night’s regular meeting, the Jacksonville City Council voted on a first reading of the 2022 tax levy. During the workshop discussion, City Clerk Skip Bradshaw said that after reviewing the numbers from the police and fire pension […]

Boil Order Lifted for Jacksonville’s West Side

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2022 at 11:36am

The boil order that was issued on Thanksgiving Day for a large section of west Jacksonville has been lifted. The City of Jacksonville was forced to issue the order last Thursday after a 10” fire line at the Nestle plant broke causing water pressure to drop to almost nothing in some areas. The break caused […]

Three Arrested After Black Friday Theft in Pittsfield

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 29, 2022 at 11:45am

Three people were arrested on theft and drug charges after they attempted to score the ultimate black Friday deal in Pike County last week. The Pittsfield Police responded to a call of a theft in progress at the Farm and Home store located on West Washington Street in Pittsfield at approximately 8 pm Friday. According […]

“Tallest Advent Calendar” Inspired in Part by Jacksonville’s German Sister City

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 28, 2022 at 8:45pm

What might be one of the tallest holiday decorations in the world made its debut in downtown Jacksonville Friday night. The east side of The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company has transformed into one of the world’s tallest advent calendars ahead of Christmas. The 110-foot-tall building was built in 1913 and has been known […]

Double Black Diamond Solar Farm Ready For Construction on Morgan-Sangamon Line

By Benjamin Cox on November 28, 2022 at 1:18pm

The largest solar farm in Illinois is now under construction. WMAY and the Sangamon County Growth Alliance say work on the Double Black Diamond Solar Farm began once crops were harvested from the farmland where the solar panels will sit between Morgan and Sangamon counties. The 4,100 acre project will provide power to Chicago and […]

Papa Murphy’s Robbery Suspect Turns Self In to Jacksonville Police

By Benjamin Cox on November 28, 2022 at 9:01am

Jacksonville Police arrested a woman yesterday afternoon in connection to an investigation to a burglarized business from Thanksgiving Day. Jacksonville Police officials say that 52 year old Patricia L. Maddox of the 700 block of West State Street turned herself in to police at the police station at 4:24PM Sunday. Maddox was allegedly the lone […]

Cass Authorities Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

By Benjamin Cox on November 28, 2022 at 8:35am

The Beardstown Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s Office are in search of a suspect from an armed robbery from last Monday night. The Cass County Star Gazette reports that a male suspect, approximately in their 20s or 30s, wearing black clothing and a black face covering entered the Stoplight Liquor Store, located at the […]

Jacksonville Papa Murphy’s Burglarized

By Benjamin Cox on November 26, 2022 at 10:48am

Jacksonville Police are investigating a Thanksgiving Day burglary of a business. Police received a phone call at 9:39 yesterday morning from employees of Papa Murphy’s Pizza located at 1119 West Morton Avenue saying that the business had been burglarized overnight. Upon arrival, police were shown where a cash register was taken. The management office door […]

Lincoln, Gen. Grierson to Attend First Annual Victorian Christmas Event at Newly Restored Ayers Mansion

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 25, 2022 at 5:50pm

Area residents are invited being invited to experience a Victorian Christmas in a historic Jacksonville mansion. Villa DeWolf at the Ayers Mansion on West State in Jacksonville will be home to a Victorian Christmas celebration on Sunday, December 11th. Owner and local philanthropist Scotty DeWolf says the afternoon event will take attendees back to Christmas […]

Rural Meredosia Fire Claims Life of Home Owner

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 25, 2022 at 3:54pm

One person has died after fire swept through a house in rural Meredosia Wednesday night. At approximately 7:25 Wednesday night, West Central Dispatch received reports from an Illinois State Trooper and Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy who both said visible flames and smoke could be seen from a nearby highway near Meredosia. Jacksonville/Morgan County Office of […]