Woman convicted in Watkins murder talks to Channel 20

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 1:05pm


The woman convicted in the murder of Steven Watkins is speaking out to our TV news reporting partners. Seventy-eight-year-old Shirley Skinner was convicted of shooting Watkins in the back of Read More

West Central Illinois farmers continue to show strong crop numbers

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 12:59pm


According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, local crops are reporting numbers higher than the five year average, as corn is silking at 88 percent and soybeans Read More

Bulletproof vests now mandatory for police departments; nothing new to Jacksonville

By Richard Holton on July 22 at 7:10am


New legislation signed last week has made it mandatory for Illinois police departments to provide bulletproof vests to officers, but the concept is nothing new to officers in our area. Read More

IC student from Gaza talks about current conflict

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 7:10am


An Illinois College student from Gaza is worried for the safety of her family. Fatima Alshantti is a sophomore at IC who lived through two wars growing up in Palestine. Read More

Florence Bridge to close this weekend

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 2:10pm

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will close a bridge in Scott County for maintenance work later this week. IDOT announced Monday plans to temporarily close the Florence Bridge on Saturday Read More