LLCC-Beardstown & Jacksonville Offering FAFSA Help Events

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2021 at 11:13am

Lincoln Land Community College in Beardstown and Jacksonville will be hosting upcoming events to assist area high school seniors to complete their financial aid applications. Current LLCC students who will be attending college next year are invited to attend, as well. The sessions will students and their parents and/or guardians through the Free Application for […]

Lawmakers and Political Group Looking to Expand Recall Options in State

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2021 at 11:12am

Two Illinois legislators and conservative groups are attempting to push legislation that would put a state Constitutional amendment on the ballot that would allow residents to recall their elected officials. Politico reports that the Illinois Opportunity Project, the group that was behind opposing the state’s graduated income tax amendment last year, has joined forces with […]

Drive Through Flu Vax Coming to Passavant

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 22, 2021 at 9:58am

A car side vaccination clinic is coming to Passavant Area Hospital next month. Memorial Physicians Services is offering flu shots to the public in a drive-through format. On Saturday, October 2nd and November 6th, flu shots will be offered at MPS located at 15 Founder’s Lane on the Passavant Hospital campus. According to the announcement, […]

Defendant in Jacksonville Woman’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 21, 2021 at 12:16pm

A South Jacksonville man arrested during an investigation into the death of a Jacksonville woman plead not guilty in Morgan County Court this morning. 48-year-old Michael O. Bailey waived his right to a pretrial hearing and entered a plea of not guilty in court today. Bailey is facing charges of failure to report an accident […]

Pike HD Confirms Additional COVID Death, Asks Public to Answer Contact Tracer Calls

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 21, 2021 at 12:14pm

Another death attributed to COVID-19 has been confirmed in Pike County. According to an announcement this morning by the Pike County Health Department, 165 new cases of COVID have been confirmed during the month of September. Currently, there are 11 Pike County residents who are hospitalized with the virus with one currently on a ventilator. […]

Pritzker Answers School Quarantine Court Challenges with New Executive Order

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2021 at 11:32am

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker quietly issued an executive order on Friday updating language for schools regarding quarantine and isolation amidst ongoing legal challenges. The new order changes how schools handle close contacts and confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19. School districts are now to “exclude” students from coming to school instead of relying on an […]

Walking For Wellness Returns to JHS Bowl Oct. 4

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2021 at 9:23am

Passavant Area Hospital’s indoor walking program returns for another season of exercise and camaraderie beginning on Monday, Oct. 4. The Walking for Wellness program at the JHS Bowl, 215 S. Church St., provides a safe place to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program will end its season […]

IC Looking For Community Entries For Homecoming Parade

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2021 at 8:50am

Illinois College is needing more community entries for its annual homecoming parade. Community members who would like to place an entry in the parade must register online or by returning the registration form by Friday, October 1st. The parade will begin at the corner of Church and State streets in downtown Jacksonville October 9th at […]

Driver Cited For One Vehicle Crash in Brown County

By Benjamin Cox on September 21, 2021 at 8:48am

One driver was cited after a vehicle overturned into a ditch in Brown County yesterday evening. According to Illinois State Police District 20 reports, a 2018 black Nissan Altima driven by 24 year old Jorge P. Silva of Fort Worth Texas was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on U.S. 24 just east […]

Public Invited to Give Input on Next Jacksonville Comprehensive Plan

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 20, 2021 at 3:23pm

The public is invited to voice their opinion of the future of Jacksonville Tuesday. A pair of community meetings are being offered at the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau tomorrow in an effort to get the public’s input ahead of the formation of a new comprehensive plan for the City of Jacksonville. Community Development Director […]