Morgan County unemployment rate at 4.6 percent

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:19am


Unemployment numbers remain lower in West Central Illinois from July 2014 to last month. The recent over-the-year stats released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security show Morgan County’s rate Read More

Morgan County passes FY 15-16 budget

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:18am

Morgan County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget on Monday. Chairman Brad Zeller says the balanced budget includes $8.9 million in spending, which is up by about $300,000 from Read More

South Jax makes adjustment on water main policy

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 8:17am


A South Jacksonville Planning and Public Facilities Committee meeting on Monday focused on the topic of plumbing permits and water main taps. Recent construction of a home on Vandalia Road Read More

Former restaurant employee remembered by co-workers

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:39pm


Co-workers of a former Jacksonville employee who recently died showed how much they cared by setting up a roadside memorial over the weekend. Twenty-eight-year-old Amanda Hopkins passed away last Tuesday Read More

Durbin renewing push for Cuba-U.S. trade

By Jim McCabe on August 31 at 1:18pm


West Central Illinois farmers could soon have more buyers for their products if U.S. Senator Dick Durbin gets his way. Durbin is talking to farmers about possibilities of selling to Read More