Virginia barn destroyed by fire

By Jim McCabe on July 23 at 5:39am


A fire burned down a hay barn to the ground west of Virginia yesterday. It happened on Orchard Road at a barn owned by Glenn Sweatman, according to Virginia Fire Read More

Appellate court rules against ComEd in FutureGen case

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 4:31pm


An Illinois appellate court has ruled that state utilities are required to purchase electricity from the FutureGen project. The 1st District Appellate Court upheld on Tuesday a previous order from Read More

Goodwill Industries under investigation for possible security breach

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 3:20pm


Goodwill Industries is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach, but it appears for now the Jacksonville store is in the clear. The nonprofit organization was contacted Read More

Woman convicted in Watkins murder talks to Channel 20

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 1:05pm


The woman convicted in the murder of Steven Watkins is speaking out to our TV news reporting partners. Seventy-eight-year-old Shirley Skinner was convicted of shooting Watkins in the back of Read More

West Central Illinois farmers continue to show strong crop numbers

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 12:59pm


According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, local crops are reporting numbers higher than the five year average, as corn is silking at 88 percent and soybeans Read More