Ptacek Delivers Survey Results

By Zac Coffman on January 18 at 9:59pm

District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek presented the results of the school boundary surveys to the board of education last night. 220 surveys, gauging the communities thoughts on where to draw Read More

Turner Holds Ceremony for Brand New Gym

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 5:41pm

Starting off a busy night for Jacksonville School District 117 was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new gym at Turner Junior High. Superintendent Steve Ptacek was joined by members of Read More

Jacksonville Firefighters Performed Training on Abandoned House Yesterday

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 1:04pm

The Jacksonville Fire Department conducted search-and-rescue training scenarios yesterday afternoon on East College Avenue. Many area residents witnessed what appeared to be a house fire near the Casey’s gas station Read More

Schock Trial Delayed

By Zac Coffman on January 18 at 11:31am

The trial for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has been delayed until this summer. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins has set the date for July 11th. Schock is facing federal charges Read More

Ribbon-Cutting, Boundary Survey Results Highlight Busy Night for District 117

By Blake Schnitker on January 18 at 9:29am

There’s a busy night scheduled for administrators and board members of School District 117. Starting the night off at 5 p.m. there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening Read More