Jacksonville Parks & Lakes Employee Injured When Mower Rolls Off Into Lake at Nichols Park

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2024 at 6:56am

Jacksonville Police, South Jacksonville Police, Jacksonville Fire, and LifeStar EMS responded to Nichols Park after a caller reported they were giving CPR to a City Parks & Lakes employee after their mower had flipped into Lake Mauvaisterre just after Noon yesterday. The employee was injured when the mower got to close to the bank and […]

Two Women Killed In Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash on Old Route 36

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2024 at 6:53am

Two women were killed yesterday when a vehicle flipped over into a ditch on Old Route 36 west of Jacksonville yesterday. According to an Illinois State Police report, State Troopers and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash and rollover on Old Route 36 at the U.S. 67 northbound exit ramp at […]

Johnson Retires As Waverly Chief of Police, Takes Code Enforcement Job with City of Jacksonville

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2024 at 6:44am

The City of Waverly is looking for a new police chief. The Journal Courier reports that Chief Chris Johnson retired on Friday after 3 years. Johnson was hired in Waverly in 2020 after 25 years with the Jacksonville Police Department. Johnson says his reason for retirement from law enforcement was wishing to be closer to […]

Arson Investigation Under Way In White Hall After 2 Homes Burn, 3rd Damaged

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2024 at 6:07am

Two homes on East Bridgeport Street in White Hall burned to the ground under suspicious circumstances Sunday morning. The White Hall Fire Department received an emergency dispatch just before 3:30 Sunday morning at 302 and 306 East Bridgeport for two homes that sit next to each other on fire. Fire Chief Cale Hoesman says when […]

Two Arrested In IL River Road Stop

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2024 at 5:58am

A Greene County man and Jerseyville woman were arrested last week in Calhoun County after a traffic stop along the Illinois River Road. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the stop was performed just before 8PM last Monday on the River Road near Deer Plain. Subsequent to an investigation, deputies arrested two passengers in […]

Davidsmeyer Weighs In on Pritzker Admin’s Prison Plans

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2024 at 7:26am

The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met in Springfield Friday morning to hear from state officials on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s plan in dealing with 2 dilapidated state prison facilities. Earlier this spring, the governor announced his proposal of spending $900 million over the next five years to knock down Statesville Correctional Center, a maximum-security […]

Miller Continues Fight With Biden Administration Over Title IX Changes

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2024 at 6:27am

15th District Congresswoman Mary Miller continues a crusade against President Joe Biden’s Administration on Title IX rules. Miller questioned Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Wednesday about finalized rules in Title IX that allow transgender women to enter female-designated bathrooms. Miller says that it endangers biological women and girls in private spaces as well […]

St. Louis USPS Processing Facility Territory Expands Over 30% With Springfield, IL Facility Closure

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2024 at 6:18am

The U.S. Postal Service’s St. Louis Processing Facility will soon have just over 30% more territory to cover. The USPS has already announced that it is closing its Springfield facility and moving all of its processing to the St. Louis facility. The closure of the facility is expected to impact between 19-35 jobs moving out […]

RCHS/OSS Dreams Drawing Expands This Year

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2024 at 6:16am

The RCHS/OSS Dreams Committee announced on Friday that they have expanded the Dreams Drawing this year. The annual fundraiser for Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour Grade School traditionally sells 4,300 tickets in its large raffle-style drawing for major prizes. In an announcement today, the committee says that they are going to sell 200 […]

Petersburg Woman Dies In IL-97 Crash

By Benjamin Cox on May 12, 2024 at 6:51pm

A 60-year-old Petersburg woman is dead and two people are hurt following a car crash on Illinois Route 97, north of Lincoln’s New Salem site on Saturday. According to the Illinois State Police, the decedent, an unidentified 60-year old woman of Petersburg and a passenger were traveling southbound in a minivan on North Shore Drive […]