Illinois River water level breaks record high in Meredosia

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 1:33pm


The Illinois River water level in Meredosia has officially surpassed the record high established 72 years ago. The National Weather Service listed the Illinois River along Meredosia at 28.74 feet Read More

South Jax trustee Smith says official misconduct claims are “All a lie”

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 1:24pm


South Jacksonville residents are questioning the actions of a village trustee. Allegations against trustee Sonnie Smith, which include “official misconduct”, have been made during village meetings over the past month. Read More

Lawmakers unable to reach agreement on state budget

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:02am


Both the House and Senate adjourned yesterday without a budget compromise, but lawmakers appear ready to vote on a temporary solution. Governor Rauner told a group of workers at the Read More

Workshop offers tips for prospective business owners

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:00am


The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College is offering free workshops in July for prospective business owners. The program will allow participants to learn the basics Read More

Update: Local levees continue to rise along Illinois River

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 4:51pm


Levees along the Illinois River in Morgan, Cass and Greene Counties are either approaching the saturation stage or already there. The latest statistics from the National Weather Service estimate the Read More