JHS hires Dion as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

By Ryne Turke on August 5 at 7:21am


Jacksonville High School has selected Joey Dion for the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal position. According to JHS Principal Mike McGiles, Dion is extremely qualified for the job. “He was the principal Read More

Pathway Services struggling without state supported revenue

By Ryne Turke on August 5 at 7:19am


If Illinois continues to operate without a state budget, a social service agency in Jacksonville could experience serious problems soon. That’s according to Pathway Services Executive Directors Steve Brundage and Read More

Corn crop condition declining slightly

By Ryne Turke on August 4 at 2:16pm

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West Central Illinois experienced warm and dry conditions this past week, according to the latest USDA crop report. The average temperature in Illinois was three degrees higher than normal, totaling Read More

State officials say ISD, ISVI will start class next week, despite no budget

By Jim McCabe on August 4 at 1:14pm


Officials with the Department of Human Services say they don’t anticipate classes at the Illinois Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired being impacted by the budget impasse in Springfield. Read More

Deputies bust active meth lab on E. Morton, seize 140 lbs. of pot on I-72

By Jim McCabe on August 4 at 11:59am


Morgan County Deputies arrested five people in a period of less than ten hours on two major drug cases. The first involved the confiscation of almost 140 pounds of marijuana. Read More