“Tales of Our Fathers” takes audience to the gravesites of ancestors involved in Civil War

By Anthony Engle on May 27 at 3:15pm

Though it is often a sign of the changing seasons, at its core, Memorial Day is about remember those who’ve sacrificed their time, service and sometimes even their own lives Read More

Relatives of Civil War soldiers tell ancestors’ real tales as part of 150th ‘Decoration Day’ Celebration

By Anthony Engle on May 26 at 5:00pm

The Jacksonville Tales of Our Fathers presentations will be held  throughout this weekend to commemorate both the One Hundred Fiftieth anniversary of the first celebration of Decoration Day, now known Read More

Congressman Darin LaHood’s TANF reform bill passes Ways and Means Committee

By Anthony Engle on May 25 at 1:18pm

States will face penalties for misuse of TANF funds as part of legislation that was voted out of the United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee yesterday. House Read More

Jacksonville PropKickers model airplane club to host spectator event Saturday

By Anthony Engle on May 25 at 11:52am

To kick off Memorial Day weekend, a group of Jacksonville’s friendliest fliers will be joined by fellow enthusiasts for an outdoor viewing of flyable scale airplane models. The Jacksonville PropKickers Read More

UPDATE: body found in Meredosia has been ID’d, investigation continues

By Blake Schnitker on May 25 at 6:48am

A body was recovered in Meredosia. Illinois State Police are currently investigating the incident According to authorities, the body was discovered at about 7:10 yesterday morning on Montgomery Street in Read More