Morgan County Highway Department receives half of anticipated state funding

By Blake Schnitker on October 23 at 11:44am

Morgan County highways could see some effects from IDOT’s forfeiture of around $300 million in funding. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced recently that it would be forfeiting about $300 Read More

City Council to consider hiring police & fire personnel

By Blake Schnitker on October 23 at 6:16am

The City of Jacksonville will look into hiring new probationary personnel for their police and fire departments at tonight’s city council meeting. Tonight’s meeting will kick off Public Protection Committee Read More

Police probing hit-and-run reports

By Jack Jones on October 21 at 8:53am

Jacksonville police are investing two separate hit and run accidents overnight that resulted in a minor injury to one person property damage in the other instance. The first one happened Read More

Congressman LaHood makes visit to Winchester

By Blake Schnitker on October 19 at 9:53am

Scott County got a visit from Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood at a meeting yesterday. LaHood is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who goes to bat for the Read More

Chief Mefford talks about the local battle against drug-related crimes

By Blake Schnitker on October 18 at 1:21pm

Arrests related to the use or distribution of narcotics, specifically meth and heroin, have been relatively prevalent over the past year in Jacksonville. While the issue is by no means Read More