District 117 denied federal help for school improvements

By Ryne Turke on February 10 at 7:44am

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District 117 will not be receiving federal money which would have contributed towards the renovation and improvement of several schools. On Friday, the Illinois State Board of Education released a Read More

Stop signs coming to Church St. intersections; N. Main to be rehabbed

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 12:43pm


Jacksonville’s Street Department is taking out the stop lights at two major intersections near downtown, and replacing them with stop signs. It’s been nearly two years since the stop lights Read More

Davis hoping to make flying more family-friendly

By Ryne Turke on February 9 at 12:35pm


Representative Rodney Davis has introduced a new provision to help make flying more family-friendly. The provision was included in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. According to a Read More

Jax appropriations budget passes, but not unanimously

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 9:17am


During last night’s City Council meeting, which followed the dog park presentation, aldermen passed the first reading of the 2016 Appropriations Budget. The vote was 8-2, with Lori Large-Oldenettel and Read More

Proposals shown for Jacksonville dog park

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 9:16am


Jacksonville residents got a sneak peek at proposals for a new dog park in the city at the municipal building on Monday. A presentation from a team of student engineers Read More