Kittens survive alleged dumping, group looking for tips

By Jim McCabe on August 1 at 7:18am


Four newborn kittens are doing OK after someone apparently dumped them in a grocery bag, tied it up and left it near a garbage can in Jacksonville. That’s according to Read More

Oil pipeline route could include West Central Illinois

By Jim McCabe on August 1 at 7:17am


A proposed new oil pipeline could cut across Morgan and Scott Counties. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil companies, based in Texas, is developing the Read More

Previous Democratic commissioner candidate running again

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:15pm


A candidate has been announced for the Democratic ticket in the race for Morgan County commissioner. The Morgan County Democratic Central Committee unanimously slated Bob Large as the name to Read More

Tourism numbers bump up locally

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:14pm


Morgan County saw a slight bump in tourism last year, according to recently-released numbers. Travel expenditures topped $44.79 million in the county for 2013, up 0.8 percent from the previous Read More

Mother Nature sparing Central Illinois from tornadoes this year

By Richard Holton on July 31 at 12:13pm


State Climatologist Jim Angel says we’ve only had 23 twisters this year, compared to the normal 40 that we usually see by now. He says, “We had about half of Read More