Corn starting to silk in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on June 28 at 11:49am

Illinois farmers dealt with limited rainfall and hotter temperatures this past week. Crop statistician Mark Schleusener recaps the latest corn and soybean numbers. “Four percent of corn acres are silking, Read More

Update: Ezard addresses water emergency at press conference

By Ryne Turke on June 28 at 9:25am


The first of two meetings, in response to a water main break in Jacksonville, was held at the city’s municipal building this morning. According to Mayor Andy Ezard, the break Read More

First reading of Jax enterprise zone expansion passes, but not without discussion

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 9:07am

Jacksonville aldermen voiced concerns about expanding the city’s enterprise zone, but unanimously agreed to expand it Monday night. Two businesses on Walnut Street want the expansion. One is for Fitness Read More

Ashland mayor part of group of mayors supporting governor on budget

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 9:04am


A Cass County mayor was one of a handful of municipal leaders to join Governor Bruce Rauner to urge the passage of a stopgap budget yesterday. Terry Blakeman, representing Ashland, Read More

BREAKING: Water emergency in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 5:10am

City officials are planning a press conference at 8:00 this morning to provide an update on the water emergency that has been declared. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard says it’s unclear Read More