R3 Grant Applications Due July 20th

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2020 at 9:22am

Areas disproportionately effected by the War on Drugs have a chance to receive grant money from the state. The Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program or R3 Grant Program grant applications are due July 20th to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The money comes from 25% of the state sales tax on recreational […]

Triopia School District Faces Unique Challenges For Fall

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2020 at 9:14am

The Triopia School District has its own challenges to face when classes resume in the Fall. The school district recently purchased a number of Chrome Books with CARES Act money from the Federal government. Superintendent Adam Dean says that the district is trying to enact a contingency plan should remote learning become a reality again. […]

IC Music Professors Releases Retrospective Album

By Benjamin Cox on July 6, 2020 at 8:52am

An Illinois College music professor has compiled his music into an international album release. Timothy Kramer released “Sentinels” on June 12th, which features some of his work from the past 30 years. The album was released on the Navona Records imprint of PARMA Recordings. Kramer says the album is a capstone of work that he’s […]

Friends Set Up gofundme Memorial Page for Geirnaeirt Children’s Education

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 5, 2020 at 7:00am

A small group of area residents have started a memorial fund to honor the memory of a lost friend, while supporting her family. The Jenny Geirnaeirt Memorial Fund was created on the GoFundMe website in June, by organizers listed simply as Friends Of Geirnaeirt Family, following the tragic passing of Morgan County Treasurer Jenny Geirnaeirt. […]

IHSA Return To Play Guidelines Begin Tomorrow

By Benjamin Cox on July 4, 2020 at 3:30pm

The Illinois High School Association has released guidelines for students to return to play beginning Sunday. The Illinois Department of Public Health approved the guidelines early this past week after the state moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Under the new guidelines, high school teams can practice in groups of 50 people […]

New Our Savior Pastor is Jacksonville Native

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 4, 2020 at 11:24am

Those who attend services at Our Saviour Parish this weekend might need to adjust their greetings to the new Pastor. Instead of welcoming Father Ring to Jacksonville, parishioners will want to say welcome back to Jacksonville. Father Joe Ring has been appointed as Pastor of Our Saviour Parish, and says he is looking forward to […]

7th COVID Death in Cass County Nursing Facility Outbreak, Morgan and Cass Report No New Cases

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 4, 2020 at 10:36am

The Cass County Health Department is reporting the seventh COVID related death in a Cass County resident. A 97 year old male passed away on July 2nd in Virginia. The patient was a part of the outbreak at Walker’s Nursing Home in Virginia. Cass County’s overall Covid-19 case count remains at 135. The total number […]

Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium Officially Canceled

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 3, 2020 at 10:06am

This year’s Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium, event has been canceled. The annual event was scheduled for July 25th as the Cardinals had been set to take on the rival Chicago Cubs. Shelly Singleton who organizes the event says with the uncertainty of this year’s baseball season and recent spikes in the COVID-19 virus, the […]

South Jacksonville Ambulance Service to Cease Operation August 1st

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 3, 2020 at 9:11am

The Village of South Jacksonville will need to fully rely on one emergency service from outside sources starting on august 1st. The Village of South Jacksonville chose to defund the village ambulance service by a vote of 4 to 1 at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Action items to both fully and partially fund the […]

IC, LLCC Announce Fall Instruction Plans

By Benjamin Cox on July 3, 2020 at 7:23am

Two area colleges have announced their plans for instruction in the Fall. Lincoln Land Community College says that four formats will be offered at their campuses. LLCC representatives say the formats are designed to give student options for their preferred learning environment while keeping safety in mind. They will be offering the traditional face-to-face classes, […]