Berry’s fitness to stand trial motion denied

By Ryne Turke on August 31 at 6:50am

Avery Berry

Avery Berry, the Jacksonville man found guilty in July for the murder of Marcus Jackson, was back in court on Tuesday. The 20 year old, who must serve four-and-a-half decades Read More

Fall harvest right around the corner for local farmers

By Blake Schnitker on August 30 at 1:07pm


As summer begins to wind down, West Central Illinois farmers are gearing up for the fast-approaching fall harvest. In the local district, 98-percent of corn acres are in the dough Read More

Vehicle vs pedestrian accident leaves Winchester man dead

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 8:56am


A Winchester man is dead following injuries sustained in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Monday. An Illinois State Police preliminary investigation indicates 43-year-old Troy Dolen was standing in front Read More

Parks and Lakes Director pushing for action on Nichols Park Bandstand

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 7:18am


Jacksonville aldermen need to make a decision on what to do with the aging Nichols Park Bandstand. Parks and Lakes Director Kelly Hall says the structure is in “pretty bad Read More

Bike trail plans tied to Lake Jacksonville bridge

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 7:15am

Competitive bicyclists racing on remote rode

The Jacksonville Parks and Lake Committee spent a good portion of last night’s meeting tossing around opinions for a bridge at the city’s lake. This isn’t the first time committee Read More