Contingency Plans Made For MacMurray Alumni Weekend in Wake of McClelland Fire

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 2:41pm

The MacMurray College Alumni weekend scheduled for June 21st-23rd is still going on, with a few logistical changes. The Alumni Association announced a few logistical changes after the devastating fire at the McClelland Dining Hall overnight Sunday. The main changes for the weekend include the Alumni Breakfast scheduled for Saturday morning. Since the dining hall […]

Biden Admin Members in Springfield To Talk 1908 Race Riot Site

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 2:34pm

Members of the Biden Administration were in Springfield last night to discuss the future of Springfield’s 1908 Race Riot site. Members of the U.S. Department of the Interior held a community meeting at Union Baptist Church in Springfield last night allowing members of the administration to hear directly about the community’s vision to commemorate the […]

IL Grand Lodge of Freemasons Moving to West Edge of Springfield

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 2:32pm

The Grand Lodge of Illinois Freemasons are moving their headquarters to the west edge of Springfield. The Springfield Business Journal reports that the Grand Lodge will move its operations to 3731 West Wabash Avenue. The Grand Lodge’s current location at 2866 South Via Verde Street in Springfield had been outgrown for a number years. The […]

Morgan Co. Commissioners Approve Appointments to Three Boards

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 5:52am

The Morgan County Commissioners approved appointments to one committee and two boards on Monday morning. The commissioners unanimously approved Thomas Palliser, Dave Carter, and Ronald Lyons to serve on the Waverly Fire Protection District Board. The three will oversee the newly created Waverly Fire Protection District, which was created by a referendum in March. The […]

28th Annual Downtown Car Show Has Good Turn Out Despite Threats of Rain

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 5:41am

The 28th Annual Downtown Car Show managed to dodge the weather and have a great turnout on Saturday. Joel Buchanan of the Morton Avenue Misfits was pleased with the turnout despite the threats of rain in the forecast: “Considering what the forecast was for Saturday, I’m extremely pleased with the turn out. It’s nowhere near […]

Mathis Named Topped Boys & Girls Club CEO in Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on June 11, 2024 at 5:30am

The leader at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois was dubbed the best in the country. The State Journal Register reports that CEO Tiffany Mathis was awarded the Illinois CEO of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of America and Illinois Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs. In the past […]

Jacksonville Man Arrested After Domestic Disturbance Involving Machete

By Benjamin Cox on June 10, 2024 at 4:03pm

Jacksonville Police arrested a man Saturday morning after he allegedly brandished a machete during a domestic incident. Officers were called to a residence in the 1100 block of North Diamond just after 8:30AM Saturday. According to the caller, a male subject had put a machete through a door and then kicked down the door. The […]

Area Libraries On the List for Sec. of State Tech Upgrade Grants

By Benjamin Cox on June 10, 2024 at 5:08am

Several libraries in the listening area are receiving portions of $2 million from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office for technology upgrades. Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias made the announcement Thursday in Cicero, saying that libraries that serve under-served communities must be able to keep up with the technological advances of society to continue to […]

South Jacksonville Working On Inoperable, Broken Fire Hydrants

By Benjamin Cox on June 10, 2024 at 5:05am

The Village of South Jacksonville administration is putting inoperable fire hydrants at the top of their to-do list in the coming months. Village President Dick Samples brought up the issue last night during the Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting as a discussion item saying that it was a matter of public safety that all of […]

Mt. Sterling Native Heading to Miss Illinois Pageant This Week

By Benjamin Cox on June 10, 2024 at 4:57am

Mt. Sterling native Nicole Taylor is heading to Marion, Illinois this week to vie for the title of Miss Illinois. The 19-year old Taylor is the reigning Miss Quincy. She is a daughter of Jon Taylor and Stacey Liggett. Muddy River News reports that for the talent competition at Miss Illinois, Taylor will perform a […]