Former IC Dean passes away

By Ryne Turke on July 26 at 1:05pm


A former Dean of Illinois College has passed away at the age of 94 years old. Dr. Iver Yeager, who served Illinois College for 30 years, retired in 1988, but Read More

Crop conditions remain good despite high temperatures

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 1:00pm

Despite above-average temperatures last week, crops in West Central Illinois remained in good condition thanks to the rain. In the West Southwest District, the average temperature of 81.5 degrees was Read More

Request of more money from Area Disposal shot down 6-3 by Jax council

By Jim McCabe on July 26 at 12:38pm


Jacksonville aldermen said “no” to a request by the city’s recycling service for a two-percent increase in cost of the contract on Monday night. Officials with Area Disposal Services said Read More

Push is on for taxpayer dollars to help fund dog park

By Jim McCabe on July 25 at 10:26pm

Jacksonville aldermen spent a portion of Monday night’s City Council meeting discussing usage of taxpayer money for the city’s new dog park. The agenda called for a vote on a bid Read More

Morgan commissioner recap: East Morton development, budget update

By Jim McCabe on July 25 at 12:35pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a purchase agreement with a developer for several mobile homes at this morning’s meeting. The homes are at Pleasant View at 1033 East Morton. Mike Hayes Read More