Chief Mefford talks about the local battle against drug-related crimes

By Blake Schnitker on October 18 at 1:21pm

Arrests related to the use or distribution of narcotics, specifically meth and heroin, have been relatively prevalent over the past year in Jacksonville. While the issue is by no means Read More

District 117 to discuss contract for South School renovations

By Blake Schnitker on October 18 at 7:23am

Renovations at South Jacksonville Elementary School will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s District 117 board meeting. The board will actually hold two meetings tonight, with the Committee Read More

Section of Morton to close for part of tomorrow evening

By Blake Schnitker on October 17 at 11:15am

A portion of Jacksonville’s busiest street will be closed for approximately six hours starting tomorrow evening. According to a news release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the portion of Read More

Preliminary hearing set for man accused of attempted murder at Virginia bar

By Blake Schnitker on October 17 at 10:39am

A Chandlerville man arrested for alleged attempted murder in Virginia earlier this month made an appearance in Cass County court yesterday. Sixty-two year old Jimmy Johnson appeared in from of Read More

Davidsmeyer, Republicans file bill to stop taxpayer-funded abortions

By Blake Schnitker on October 17 at 7:27am

Among the group of Illinois Republicans fighting back against the recent legislation that funds abortions through taxpayer money is local State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer. On Friday, Davidsmeyer and colleagues of Read More