Suspect in Month Old Jacksonville Hit and Run Incident Arrested Twice Thursday

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 1, 2022 at 10:05am

A Jacksonville man was arrested twice yesterday in a twelve-hour span, that began with a hit and run accident from early last month. Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle traffic crash at approximately 7:15 pm on Thursday, June 2nd at the intersection of North Main and West Dunlap Streets. According to initial […]

JPD Investigating Recent Forced Entry Burglary

By Jeremy Coumbes on July 1, 2022 at 8:03am

Jacksonville Police are investigating a burglary that occurred overnight Wednesday. According to police reports, sometime between the hours of 9:30 am Wednesday and 1:00 pm yesterday, someone forced entry to a garage in the 700 block of Sheridan Street and removed approximately $50.00 worth of tools without permission. Police are asking anyone who has information […]

Fire Destroys Machine Shed Near Waverly

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 30, 2022 at 11:58am

No one was injured when a machine shed caught fire in southeastern Morgan County this morning. The Waverly Fire Department responded to a call of a fire in a post-frame structure in the 3200 block of German Road at approximately 7:45 am. Waverly Fire Department Chief Jason Shumaker says the cause of the fire that […]

Former Greene County Kroger Locations Converting Into Dollar Generals

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 10:06am

What’s old is new again in Greene County. Two locations that formerly housed Kroger grocery stores are getting a face lift. The White Hall and Carrollton Kroger locations closed last Spring. With the closing of the stores and the loss of Triple J Meats in Roodhouse; there is just two grocery stores in the county […]

Jacksonville Correctional Center Finds Legionella In Water System

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 9:31am

Jacksonville Correctional Center is paying close attention to its water this morning. WICS Newschannel 20 reports that legionella was found in one of the prison’s main water sources on Monday. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, there are no positive cases of Legionnaire’s Disease inside the prison at this time. According to WICS, work […]

Barefoot Restaurant Reopening Delayed Due To Supply Chain Issues

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 9:25am

People waiting on a West Central Illinois restaurant along the Illinois River to reopen will have to wait a bit longer. Ownership of the Barefoot Restaurant say that the nation’s supply issues are cutting into their reopening schedule. Ownership posted on June 21st on their Facebook Page that equipment for their new location has been […]

Perez Retiring as IL State Fire Marshal, Former Springfield Fire Marshal Simpson Named Interim

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 9:21am

Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez has announced plans to retire at the end of this month. Perez has served over 7 years as Illinois State Fire Marshal and over 37 years in the public safety field. Before beginning his career in the fire service, Perez worked for two years as a patrol officer in […]

Casa Real Moving in Springfield, No Opening Date Set For South Jacksonville Location

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 9:19am

A former Jacksonville businessman is shuffling locations of a popular restaurant in Springfield. Jose Lopez, owner of Casa Real, vacated Casa Real from 3100 West White Oaks Drive in Springfield’s west end in May and sold the property. According to the Springfield Business Journal, the property sold to Raising Cane’s, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing […]

Don’s Place Staying In the Family With New Owners

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2022 at 9:16am

One of Jacksonville’s most popular nightlife destination for the past 40 years is changing hands. Don’s Place, located at 207 West Morgan, has been a fixture for the last 4 decades in downtown Jacksonville. The legendary home of the Thursday night crab races has been officially owned by Danny Kindred since 1982. On the bar’s […]

Morgan County’s New Voting Machines Pass First Big Test During Primary

By Jeremy Coumbes on June 29, 2022 at 2:06pm

The Morgan County primary election went off without a hitch yesterday thanks in part to some new machinery. Yesterday’s primary election was the first real-world test for the county’s new voting machines, which were approved in September of last year by the Morgan County Commissioners at a total cost of nearly $400,000.00 Morgan County Clerk […]