JMH Stresses Importance of Community Health Needs Assessment

By Benjamin Cox on February 19, 2024 at 8:40am

Jacksonville Memorial Hospital and the Morgan County Health Department are asking residents of the county to complete a short survey about health issues. The Community Health Needs Assessment takes place every 3 years and is required by the Affordable Care Act for nonprofit hospitals like JMH. Community Health Coordinator Claire Peak says that JMH coordinates […]

Price Is United Event Returns For 5th Anniversary This Weekend

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 19, 2024 at 8:29am

Tickets are still available for what has become one of the area’s favorite fundraising events that gives attendees the chance to win some fabulous prizes. The Prairieland United Way’s “The Price is United” dinner event returns this upcoming Saturday, February 24th. The dinner and game show event gives everyone in the crowd the chance to […]

Hamburg Man Arrested After Near-Fatal ATV Crash

By Benjamin Cox on February 19, 2024 at 8:18am

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man last week after a near-fatal crash near Hamburg. On Monday, February 12th, at approximately 9:45PM, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an ATV roll-over crash that involved two occupants near Indian Creek Road in rural Hamburg. A Deputy Sheriff from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s […]

Barry Man Arrested For Child Pornography After FBI Tip

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 19, 2024 at 5:16am

A Pike County man has been arrested on multiple child pornography charges after a tip to the FBI. According to a press release from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Greenwood was alerted of a possible child pornography suspect in the county earlier this month by agents from the FBI. Greenwood says Chief Deputy […]

IL Rte 78 Resurfacing Work to Begin Monday in Morgan County

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2024 at 3:11pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a 5-mile resurfacing and maintenance project on Illinois Route 78 in Morgan County, from the Cass County line south to Snake Creek, begins Monday, Feb. 19. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times and maintained using temporary signals, flaggers, cones and message boards. In addition to […]

Metro East Man Sentenced For Multi-County Police Chase in November

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2024 at 1:11pm

A Metro East man pleaded guilty to fleeing police that resulted in a multi-county chase into Greene County in November. 46-year old Jermaine M. Moffitt of Evansville pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing of police yesterday in Greene County Circuit Court. According to a Carrollton Police report in November, an officer with the Carrollton Police received […]

I.C. Alumna Receives Prestigious Fellowship to work with Int’l Space Station Lab

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2024 at 1:08pm

An Illinois College graduate has been named to a prestigious fellowship with the International Space Station National Laboratory. On January 12th, alumna Emma Green of Kampsville was selected for the James A. Abrahamson Space Leader Fellowship, and is the sole recipient in the country. Throughout Green’s year-long fellowship, she will work closely with members of […]

South Jacksonville Behind on Lead Service Line Replacement Requirements

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2024 at 10:16am

The Village of South Jacksonville’s utility department is behind on lead service line replacement. The Village’s water department has been behind the last several months as they continue to try and get the water treatment plant at Oxville back running. Utility Department Supervisor Brian English says that while they have been working diligently to get […]

Pair of Arrests Made in Beardstown Vehicle Crashes

By Benjamin Cox on February 16, 2024 at 10:05am

A pair of arrests have been made over vehicle crashes that occurred in Beardstown. The Cass County Star-Gazette reports that 32-year old Louime St. Gilles of Meredosia was arrested by Beardstown Police this week in connection to the hit & run crash that damaged several vehicles in the parking lot of JBS two weeks ago. […]

White Hall Garage A Complete Loss After Fire

By Benjamin Cox on February 15, 2024 at 5:55pm

A White Hall garage is a complete loss after a fire yesterday afternoon. The White Hall Fire Department was paged out for a structure fire near 286 Franklin Street just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. According to White Hall Fire Chief Cale Hoesman, the structure, which was unattached to a nearby residence, was fully engulfed […]