Western Goes Remote Learning for Remainder of Fall Semester

By Jeremy Coumbes on October 21, 2020 at 12:29pm

Western Illinois University is making considerable changes to the fall semester due rising cases of COVID-19. The WIU Administration has announced the school is transitioning to full remote learning through the end of the calendar year. Interim President Martin Abraham told WGEM that administrators are watching the COVID numbers closely, and the numbers are going […]

Two Vehicle Crash in Schuyler County Claims Life of Missouri Man

By Jeremy Coumbes on October 21, 2020 at 12:24pm

A two vehicle accident claimed the life of a Missouri man in Schuyler County this morning. The accident occurred at the intersection of Sugar Grove Road and Illinois Route 103 north west of Beardstown in Schuyler County. According to Illinois State Police reports, at 6:50 am, a 2011 White Ford driven by a 37 year […]

IL Sheriff’s Association Warning of Phone Scam Using Their Name

By Benjamin Cox on October 21, 2020 at 7:22am

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is advising residents that there is currently underway a phone campaign fraudulently using the name and phone numbers of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association. According to ISA, they never solicit by phone but do conduct a direct mail campaign throughout the state which is endorsed by the individual Sheriffs across Illinois. This […]

Former State Senator Demuzio Dies at 77

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 7:22pm

The City of Carlinville’s website announced this afternoon the death of former Illinois State Senator and current Mayor of the City of Carlinville Deanna Demuzio. She was 77. No listing could be found for the cause of death. 48th District State Senator Andy Manar shared a tribute this evening on his Facebook Page, calling Demuzio […]

I.C. Fine Arts Series Returns with Pair of Virtual Events, Including an Evening of Tales After Dark

By Jeremy Coumbes on October 20, 2020 at 6:25pm

The follow up to a successful Halloween event from last year will debut Wednesday night, virtually. Tales After Dark returns to the Illinois College Fine Arts Series this week as a virtual event featuring Spooky Stories with Jacksonville’s own master storyteller Mike Anderson. Last October’s Tales After Dark featured a walking tour at the Illinois […]

Jacksonville Main Street Hosts Successful Informational Meeting On Temporary Homeless Shelter

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 5:46pm

Jacksonville Main Street held an informational meeting yesterday afternoon for Downtown Area business owners at Hamilton’s concerning the location of a temporary homeless shelter. Main Street held the meeting seeking more information about the shelter possibly being located in the former Krush Time/Times Theater building on East State Street. Executive Director Judy Tighe says that […]

Exposure Event in Mt. Sterling Announced by Brown Co. Public Health Dept.

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 4:46pm

The Brown County Health Department reported today that it has been notified of a public exposure to COVID-19 at the K of C Hall in Mt. Sterling during the Double K Firearms Auction on Sunday. Health officials made the announcement to notify individuals who may be at risk due to an exposure. The Brown County […]

1995 Jane Doe Case in Champaign County Has Ties to Sangamon, Morgan County Fairs

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 3:53pm

A Jane Doe from a 1995 Cold Case in Champaign County has some ties to West Central Illinois. Champaign County Sheriff Dustin Heuerman announced today that investigators have identified the remains of a woman found in Thomasboro in rural Champaign County in 1995. Through DNA extracted from the bones of an unknown woman in her […]

White Announces Teen Driver Deaths Down Since 2007

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 12:44pm

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today that teen driver deaths are down 74% since 2007. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, since White’s efforts to overhaul the state’s graduated driver licensing laws took effect in 2008, teen driving fatalities have dropped 74%. Many say White’s nationally heralded graduating licensing program for the […]

Martin Jailed in Greene County, Awaits Pre-Trial in Montgomery, Morgan, & Sangamon

By Benjamin Cox on October 20, 2020 at 10:21am

The criminal activity of a woman caught in 3 counties in West Central Illinois continues to grow. 23 year old Abigail L Martin was arrested by Greenfield Police on October 2nd for deceptive practice and theft and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. According to communication from Greene County State’s Attorney Caleb Briscoe, police determined […]