Multiple Departments Respond to Fire at Beardstown Assisted Living Facility Tuesday

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 31, 2023 at 9:34am

A Cass County assisted living facility was evacuated after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon. The Beardstown Fire Department responded to Parkside Place assisted living center located at 1501 Canal Street at approximately 2:30 pm yesterday for a fire in one of the resident apartments. Beardstown Fire Chief Brandon Hager says dispatchers were immediately notified […]

No Injures in Morton Avenue Two-Vehicle Crash Tuesday Night

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 31, 2023 at 9:05am

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at a Morton Avenue intersection last night. Police and EMS responded to the corner of West Morton Avenue and South Kosciusko Street at 7:30 last night for a call of a vehicle accident with smoke. According to a police accident report, a vehicle driven by 79-year-old Kenneth […]

Ashland Native Schellenberger Named New President of Culver-Stockton College

By Benjamin Cox on May 30, 2023 at 6:05pm

An Ashland native is now head of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. Muddy River News reports that Dr. Lauren B. Schellenberger, the college’s current provost and vice president of academic affairs, will become the 28th president of the school on July 1st after a unanimous vote from the school’s board of trustees. The graduate of […]

Morgan County Pauses to Remember Fallen on Memorial Day

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 30, 2023 at 2:36pm

More than 150 people gathered in Community Park to take a moment to remember the country’s fallen veterans yesterday. A Memorial Day service was held at the Korean War Memorial Monday morning, hosted by the Jacksonville VFW Post Keynote speaker 1st Sgt Dale Kirkendoll, a member of the Illinois National Guard, said more than 1,275,000 […]

Job Market Stable Across West Central Illinois in April

By Benjamin Cox on May 30, 2023 at 1:39pm

Unemployment in the area appears to have leveled off and crept downward in the month of April. Scott County is still in the midst of recovery, at 4.9%. That’s nearly 3% better than the 7.2% the county sat at in February after the Westermeyer Industries campus fire. Morgan, Greene, Cass, Pike, and Schuyler have all […]

Miller Says She’s Voting ‘No’ on Biden-McCarthy Debt Ceiling Deal

By Benjamin Cox on May 30, 2023 at 10:13am

As President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy came to an accord on raising the nation’s debt ceiling yesterday, one Illinois Congresswoman says she’s not going to vote for the deal. 15th District Congresswoman Mary Miller said in a press release today that she won’t vote for the alleged deal once it’s […]

JMH Receives 4th Straight Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence

By Benjamin Cox on May 27, 2023 at 8:59am

Jacksonville Memorial Hospital has received the highest honor a healthcare organization can attain for nursing excellence for the fourth consecutive time. The American Nurses Credentialing Center honored JMH with its Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services designation on Tuesday. Leanna Wynn, chief nursing officer at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital said in a press release that […]

Entertainment Venue Brings Food, Drink, and Arcade to Future Champions Sports Complex

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 26, 2023 at 5:06pm

Jacksonville’s newest entertainment venue is now open in the northwest corner of the city and offers a respite for weary baseball and softball parents. An official ribbon cutting was held last night for the newest addition to the Future Champions sports complex. Adam and Kristin Jamison along with their partners and a host of family […]

No Injures in Chapin House Fire

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 26, 2023 at 3:00pm

Multiple departments responded to a residential fire in the Village of Chapin this morning. The Chapin Fire Department responded to the call just before 11:00 am Friday of a residential fire at 415 Ash Street. Chapin Fire Chief Scott Pahlmann says when his crews arrived on scene, fire was coming from a connecting breezeway and […]

Historic Church Street Home Latest Victim in String of Suspicious Jacksonville Fires

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 26, 2023 at 2:14pm

No one was injured when a home tied to a piece of Jacksonville manufacturing history caught fire early Friday morning. The Jacksonville and South Jacksonville Fire Departments responded to a call of a structure fire at 606 North Church Street just before 5:00 am Friday. Upon arrival, fire crews found the north and east sides […]