City council approves Downtown Celebration, Relay For Life plans, passes first reading of budget

By Jim McCabe on January 27 at 8:29am

Action at Monday’s Jacksonville city council meeting focused on several big events planned for downtown in 2015. Aldermen unanimously passed resolutions allowing the Tri-County Relay for Life to use the Read More

Realtors see positive trends in local housing numbers for 2014

By Jim McCabe on January 26 at 12:32pm

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A new report from the Illinois Association of Realtors shows home prices in the state continuing to recover in 2014. Median prices showed year-over-year gains every month in 2014 from Read More

Water facility update happening tonight

By Jim McCabe on January 26 at 8:48am

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Jacksonville aldermen are going to get another update on the city’s water treatment plant tonight. A Utility Committee meeting has been scheduled for 5:15. Representatives from Benton and Associates, the Read More

2014 edition of annual Morgan County crime report out

By Jim McCabe on January 25 at 8:30am

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Sheriff Randy Duvendack released the stats last week, which reflect activity outside Jacksonville. They show a few noteworthy spikes and decreases. There were 23 burglaries last year, a decrease of Read More

First Protection Committee meeting with new Fire Chief Sills

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:31pm

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The first Public Protection Committee for Jacksonville’s new fire chief yielded discussion on ratings, training centers and combined dispatching. Doug Sills, who was appointed to replace outgoing Jacksonville Fire Chief Read More