New camping rules introduced by city

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:49pm


Jacksonville aldermen will have new guidelines for campers to ponder at a future city council meeting. Director of Community Development and Recreational Facilities Kelly Hall told City Council on Monday Read More

July 28th Morgan County Court summary: “not guilty” pleas in armed robbery, shots fired cases

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:15pm


Half of the four people arrested for an alleged armed robbery from earlier this month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Eighteen-year-old Juanlangeno Jackson, 25-year-old Don Starks and 28-year-old Read More

Reduced rain leads to improvements for soybeans and corn

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 12:48pm


Below average rainfall totals gave Illinois farmers the opportunity to spend the majority of the week in the fields. The latest USDA crop report showed Illinois farmers spent an average Read More

Jax aldermen supporting combined police dispatch center in city

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 7:24am


An unofficial vote of confidence was given to the idea at last night’s City Council meeting. The plan, which would combine the city/village police call center with the dispatch sites Read More

Citizens call for firing of South Jacksonville attorney

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 7:24am


With no action items on the agenda of a special South Jacksonville board of trustees meeting on Monday, all of the noise came from public comments. Trustees listened to a Read More