Pfizer CEO says Need for Booster Shots Likely

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2021 at 2:33pm

Pfizer’s CEO is saying that people who have received the company’s COVID-19 vaccine will likely need a booster shot within a year. Albert Bourla told CNBC today that those receiving the Pfizer vaccine will need a booster within a year and people may need to be inoculated every year against the virus. The Pfizer and […]

Gas Market Stabilizing, Likely to Remain Near $3 A Gallon Through April

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2021 at 12:16pm

Gas prices in the state have surged to the highest they’ve been in over a year. Jacksonville’s average price at the pump today is $2.93. It’s slightly higher than a gallon of gas in neighboring Scott County at $2.86. Morgan, Scott, Sangamon, and Schuyler counties all have the best gas prices in West Central Illinois, […]

Beardstown Mayor Race Still Too Close To Call

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2021 at 12:15pm

The mayor race in Beardstown still remains undecided today. On Tuesday April 6th, unofficial results had 6-year alderman Tim Harris beating challenger Randy Pherigo by a total of 325-323. According to the Cass Star-Gazette, a total of 28 mail-in ballots were still out on election day and 4 have since been returned with a post […]

Greene County Still Searching For Engineer After Setback

By Benjamin Cox on April 15, 2021 at 12:12pm

The Greene County Board is back looking for a county engineer. After a special Transportation committee meeting on Monday held at the Greene County Courthouse, members of the committee were informed by acting county engineer Diane Hendricks that the candidate they were preparing to hired had accepted another job. The Greene Prairie Press reports that […]

JPD Seeking Info on Recent Burglary

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 15, 2021 at 11:50am

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting Information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their investigation of a recent Burglary. Sometime between April 3rd and 9 am on April 12th unknown person(s) entered a garage in the 1400 block of Elm Street and removed several items. Among the items removed were […]

Illinois College Team brings back a National Championship Title

By Asia Watson on April 15, 2021 at 10:58am

The IC Dance Team competed at the Dance Team Union College Classic National Invitational held at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida April 10th and 11th. The team competed in the Open division of Hip-Hop with their money themed routine. They were against six teams in the NCAA Division I, II, III,and NAIA placing […]

JPL opening a little more

By Gary Scott on April 15, 2021 at 9:47am

The Jacksonville Public Library is slowly returning to pre-COVID operations.             JPL head Chris Ashmore says the library resumed regular hours, til 9 PM this month.             Ashmore says the other changes reflect the relaxed rules.             He says the front door is open, and the downstairs meeting room is open for public meetings, as […]

Jax Police Needs Officers

By Gary Scott on April 15, 2021 at 6:00am

The Jacksonville police force is at bare bones.             So says JPD chief Adam Mefford. Mefford says this has been a problem since just before COVID.             And, he says COVID has exacerbated the problem.             He says the COVID restrictions has limited city police recruiting, closed academies for training, and has caused several to […]

Fire Destroys Portion of Muggsy’s Fine Dining Complex

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 14, 2021 at 6:57pm

A portion of a downtown restaurant in Jacksonville is deemed a total loss after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon. The Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire at Muggsy’s Hangout located at 216 East College Street at approximately 4:00 pm. Jacksonville Fire Chief Doug Sills says when the first units […]

Fire Department’s Battling Fire in Muggy’s Fine Dining Complex

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 14, 2021 at 4:30pm

Multiple Fire Departments, including units from Jacksonville and South Jacksonville are on the scene of a fire in the 200 block of East College Street in the Muggsy’s complex across from Salem Lutheran Church. The kitchen house and The Hideout building of Muggsy’s fine dinning are fully involved with fire. All traffic is asked to […]