District 117 Superintendent reviews increasing suspension totals

By Ryne Turke on March 29 at 7:30am


District 117 student suspension totals from 2014-2015 have more than doubled from last school year. The third quarter discipline report, released at the previous District 117 board meeting, showed 404 Read More

Bobcat legislation approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

By Ryne Turke on March 29 at 7:29am


State Senator Sam McCann’s sponsored legislation to create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois has been approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee. Similar legislation passed both chambers of the General Read More

Bill, if passed, would regulate indoor play areas

By Jim McCabe on March 28 at 12:30pm


Indoor play areas like the one at the McDonald’s in Jacksonville would need to be sanitized daily under a new bill that’s working through the Legislature. House Bill 1732 amends Read More

Winner announced for County Market “Supermarket Sweep”

By Ryne Turke on March 28 at 12:29pm


An Ashland resident has been selected as the grand prize winner of the County Market “Supermarket Sweep” event. Debbie DeGeal will have two minutes to cram as many groceries into Read More

Pike County Farm Bureau against Grain Belt Express

By Ryne Turke on March 28 at 12:28pm


The Pike County Farm Bureau is raising opposition to the transmission pipeline that would run through the county. Board of directors voted against the Grain Belt Express Clean Line during Read More