Senate Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote for 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site To Become National Monument

By Benjamin Cox on September 23, 2023 at 9:47pm

A bill to make a Springfield historic site a national monument is moving forward in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources moved the Springfield 1908 Race Riot National Monument Act favorably out of the committee. This bill now can be considered by the full Senate, bringing this legislation closer […]

Jacksonville Woman Arrested For Shots Fired Incident From Early This Month

By Benjamin Cox on September 23, 2023 at 9:44pm

Jacksonville Police arrested a Jacksonville woman Friday afternoon in connection to a shots fired incident from earlier this month. Jacksonville Police executed a warrant at a residence in the 900 block of West Lafayette Avenue at 2:20 Friday afternoon. The warrants were in connection to an aggravated discharge of a firearm incident that took place […]

Missouri Man Arrested on Organized Retail Theft Warrant

By Benjamin Cox on September 23, 2023 at 9:41pm

Jacksonville Police and Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Missouri man on Friday afternoon in possible connection to an organized retail theft operation. Jacksonville Police were called to Wal-Mart just after 10AM Friday. An employee reported that an individual was in the store that they believed to be a part of an organized retail theft […]

Ptacek: End of Pandemic Relief Possibly Setting Up Financial Cliff For State

By Benjamin Cox on September 23, 2023 at 7:34am

Illinois schools received nearly $7.9 billion in federal pandemic relief program funding over the last two years. The funds for the second allotment will cease going out next week, with the final installment slated to end next year. Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief, otherwise known as ESSER funds, were sent out to the state’s […]

Three Downtown Business Celebrate Openings with Block Party

By Benjamin Cox on September 23, 2023 at 7:12am

Three downtown businesses held their grand opening last Saturday with a block party. Clara Hamel, a therapist from Carrollton, purchased Just Good Trade from Rhonda & Alan Kircher in June. She says that opening the store is the fulfillment of a dream to start a fair trade store. She says her first visit to Jacksonville […]

44th Season of I.C. Fine Arts Series Kicks Off Sunday with Mirari Brass Quintet

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2023 at 3:52pm

The 44th season of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series kicks off this weekend. Mirari Brass Quintet headlines the bill, and will feature music from the Renaissance to present day. The concert begins at 3PM Sunday at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus. Fine Arts Series Board member Garrett Allman says they are doing […]

Kampsville Woman Arrested on Residential Burglary, Theft Charges

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2023 at 1:13pm

A Kampsville woman was recently arrested after a complainant reported a burglary in progress at the beginning of the month. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 5th, the office received a report of a residential burglary in progress at the West Kamp Apartments along Route 96 in Kampsville. Upon arrival and subsequent […]

IC Partners With Memorial Health For Nursing Scholarships

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2023 at 1:08pm

An area higher education institution is going to talk the area nursing shortage head on. Illinois College announced today that they have joined forces with Memorial Health to offer full tuition scholarships for aspiring nursing students. The initiative will comprise 50 annual scholarships to support students getting a nursing degree. The scholarships will cover the […]

Moore Announces 99th District Candidacy

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2023 at 1:04pm

Former Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore is the first person to announce their candidacy to succeed Randy Frese in the Illinois House of Representatives. Frese announced on Wednesday he would not be seeking re-election to the 99th legislative district after serving 5 terms in office. In a prepared statement released to media outlets, Moore commended Frese’s […]

One Sentenced in Winchester Storage Unit Burglary Case

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2023 at 1:03pm

One person in a duo charged with allegedly burglarizing storage units in the month of May in Winchester is heading to prison. 43-year old Casey A. Brown of rural Winchester pleaded guilty to a single count of burglary yesterday in Scott County Circuit Court. An additional charge of burglary and two counts of felony theft […]