Holiday safety tips from South Jacksonville Fire Department

By Ryne Turke on November 27 at 8:44am

South Jacksonville’s Fire Chief is passing along some fire safety tips to make sure everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. David Hickox says the SJFD handles between two and four incidents Read More

Candlelight vigil in support of Ferguson held in Jax

By Richard Holton on November 27 at 8:44am


Over two dozen residents braved the weather yesterday to attend a candlelight vigil in the name of peace. Reverend Johnny Nichols led the service at Mt. Emory Baptist Church, emphasizing Read More

Fiber Internet service in Jacksonville discussed

By Jim McCabe on November 26 at 12:24pm


The head of a local electric co-op hopes Jacksonville aldermen will consider a big project to make fiber Internet service available locally. Illinois Rural Electric Co-op General Manager Bruce Giffin Read More

Head Start Program collects over 800 coat donations

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:22pm


In the spirit of giving, the West Central Illinois community has donated over 800 coats to keep kids warm this winter. Over the past month, new or gently used coats Read More

Mac student wins internship position

By Ryne Turke on November 26 at 12:13pm


A student at MacMurray College has been selected as a Child Life Intern at Springfield’s St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Brooke Lovekamp, a senior in Mac’s Social Work Program, was picked Read More