COVID-19 Begins Spiking Up Locally

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 4:24pm

COVID-19 cases spiked over the weekend in Morgan County. The Morgan County Health Department reports 87 new cases of the virus since their previous report on November 15th. Cases have shown a steady increase since the middle of the month. Two new outbreaks of the virus are listed on the report, with 18 cases being […]

Kinderhook Man Arrested Following Pike County ATV Accident

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2021 at 4:16pm

A Pike County man was arrested Saturday after a report of an accident with injuries involving an ATV. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a call of an ATV crash on State Highway 96 in New Canton just after 8:00 Saturday night. According to a report by Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood, a […]

Beardstown To Vote on Dispatching Services At December Meeting

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 3:42pm

The Beardstown City Council tabled an intergovernmental agreement with the Cass County dispatch service at their November 17th meeting, awaiting more information. Mayor Tim Harris says it was nothing out of routine, the council just had a few questions regarding the contract’s language: “They had some questions, but right now, it’s the only option we […]

Murphy Resigns House Seat

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2021 at 3:35pm

An Illinois state lawmaker announced his resignation today. 99th District Representative Mike Murphy of Springfield announced his resignation today which is effective as of 11:59 tonight. Murphy recently announced he would not seek reelection after newly-drawn legislative maps would have him facing off against Republican Representative Avery Borne of Litchfield in the new 108th District. […]

Trial in Pinckneyville Prison Slaying Begins To See Progress

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 3:34pm

A three year old murder case in Pinckneyville Prison involving a Rushville man’s death is likely to see trial sometime next year. Special Appellate Prosecutor Jennifer Mudge filed three counts of first-degree murder in Perry County Circuit Court in July, charging 34 year old Daniel P. Mueller, formerly of Springfield in the alleged strangulation death […]

Rural Greene Co. Home Devastated By Fire Ruled Undetermined

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 3:26pm

A rural home in the unincorporated township of Spankey in southern Greene County is a complete loss after a fire yesterday morning. The Carrollton-Eldred-Kane Fire Protection District received an initial call of a residential structure fire at 205 Spankey Road at approximately 10:30AM yesterday morning. Carrollton Fire Chief Tim Thaxton says that fire fighters arrived […]

Search for New Village Clerk Continues

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2021 at 11:08am

The search continues for a new Village Clerk in south Jacksonville following the resignation of the previous clerk. Amy Scoggins announced her resignation as Village Clerk during the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 17th. Scoggins cited continued conflicts in scheduling making it difficult for her to attend village meetings as the reason for […]

Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Raffle Replaces Bazaar With More Value Per Prize Package

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 30, 2021 at 10:46am

The Jacksonville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is continuing its annual holiday fundraising with a new event this year. The 2021 Holiday Raffle in combination with other fundraisers held throughout the year, is replacing the Auxiliary’s Bazaar, which was presented annually in November for more than 65 years before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the group to reimagine […]

Pritzker Closely Monitoring Omicron Covid Variant

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 9:00am

Illinois is not planning any additional restrictions or precautions yet in response to international concerns about another new COVID variant. WMAY reports that Governor JB Pritzker says the state is “closely monitoring” the situation involving the variant known as “omicron.” And he says Illinois policy will be guided by the work of doctors, researchers, and […]

Davis Officially Announces Bid For Re-Election to Congress in New 15th District

By Benjamin Cox on November 30, 2021 at 8:54am

Current 13th District Congressman Rodney Davis won’t run for governor next year. According to several news outlets last night, Davis would be announcing that he would campaign for re-election in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District sometime today. Davis made the announcement official at 8AM this morning. Davis will be seeking his 6th term in […]