Jax Schools to get Shots for Staff early next month

By Gary Scott on January 15, 2021 at 11:49am

Jacksonville school district 117 will set aside a day early next month to administer the COVID vaccination to teachers and staff.      Jacksonville school district 117 has been very successful in keeping students in the classroom. Jacksonville school superintendent Steve Ptacek says attendance figures have actually improved in the 2nd semester.      He and the […]

Dean Relieved Ed Bill was Changed

By Gary Scott on January 15, 2021 at 10:23am

An area school superintendent was relieved when a school reform bill last week eliminated extra days that were to be added to the school year.      Triopia school superintendent Adam Dean was watching the bill closely. The reason..there was talk of adding days to the school year for the next three years.      Dean wasn’t […]

Health Department Registering those 75 and older for COVID shots

By Gary Scott on January 15, 2021 at 10:12am

The Morgan County health department is urging residents to call the right number when registering for COVID vaccinations.      The health department is opening registration today for those 75 and older.      Morgan County Health Department director Dale Bainter says people should not call the regular number. They should call 217-479-1817.      Bainter says it’s […]

Bond Set for Wives Connected to Schofield Murder

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 15, 2021 at 8:19am

Bond has been set for two women charged in connection to the murder of a rural Murrayville man. 29 year old Sara M. Schofield of New Berlin and 36 year old Laura C. Acree of Gobbler Road in Murrayville appeared in Morgan County Court Thursday where they were both charged with concealment of a homicidal […]

Scott County Tentatively Scheduling COVID Vaccine Clinic

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 14, 2021 at 5:56pm

The Scott County Health Department is tentatively scheduling a COVID vaccine clinic. Health Department officials say pending the department receives it’s next shipment, vaccinations will be scheduled for residents aged 65 and older, as well as those who are at high risk. The Scott County Health Department is asking that anyone in Scott who has […]

JBS Seeking Tax Reduction

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 14, 2021 at 5:53pm

The largest taxpayer in Cass County is intending to seek a property tax reduction. Cass County Board Chairman Mike Barnett said during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, he was in formed by a phone call Saturday that JBS intends to file an appeal on it’s annual real estate tax bill. According to a report […]

Fulton County Woman Killed in US 67 Two Vehicle Crash

By Benjamin Cox on January 14, 2021 at 4:08pm

A Schuyler County woman is dead after a two vehicle accident involving a semi occurred at mid-day today. Illinois State Police District 20 reports that a 2008 White Toyota carrying a 59 year old female from Astoria was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 24 near the U.S. Route 67 junction just west of Rushville. A […]

Wives of Murrayville Murder Victim and Accused Murderer Arrested

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 14, 2021 at 3:56pm

The wives of both a murder victim and his accused murderer are behind bars in Morgan County at this hour. Additional arrests were made this morning in the ongoing homicide investigation surrounding the October death of 32 year old Robert Schofield. On October 8th, Schofield’s body was discovered buried in a field off Gobbler Road […]

Jacksonville Home Burglarized

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 14, 2021 at 2:09pm

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 January 6th and January 11th, unknown persons broke a window to gain entry to a residence in the 500 block of West Lafayette. Once inside, several items were removed […]

Greene Heath Dept. Creates Online Wait List for COVID Vaccine

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 14, 2021 at 6:07am

The Greene County Health Department is asking residents to get on the wait list for the COVID vaccine, now. Greene County Public Health Administrator Molly Peters says the response her department has had from communities in Greene County has been incredible, with residents calling and messaging the health department with such frequency, a link has […]