Corn planting progresses throughout West Central Illinois

By Blake Schnitker on April 25 at 10:40am

Local farmers spent more days in the field last week than they have all season. The West Southwest District experienced six days suitable for fieldwork, the highest number for any Read More

City Council approves liquor license for Illinois Theater

By Blake Schnitker on April 25 at 7:09am

Jacksonville alderman approved a liquor license for a downtown movie theater at last night’s city council meeting. City Council members passed an ordinance by a vote of six-to-four amending the Read More

District 117 eyeing District-Wide Re-Boundary Process

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 1:04pm

After months of discussions and public meetings, Jacksonville School District 117 is looking at a district-wide re-boundary process. Superintendent Steve Ptacek originally presented the two choices of a limited-impact process Read More

Construction on Morton continues next week

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 7:08am

More construction on Morton Avenue is starting up the first day of May. Crews from the Illinois Department of Transportation completed their patching work over the course of two-to-three days Read More

Liquor ordinance, property rezoning among items for City Council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on April 24 at 6:55am

A number of Jacksonville alderman will be sworn-in as part of tonight’s City Council meeting. Tonight’s action begins at 6 with a workshop, where council members will discuss the animal Read More