Greene County deals with storm damage, flooding

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 10:33am

Overnight storms did some damage to the Carrollton area, and flash flooding forced a rescue attempt elsewhere in Greene County. Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen says the northwest part of Read More

Unemployment numbers getting lower locally

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 8:37am

Woman marking classifieds in newspaper

Unemployment in West Central Illinois is looking better and better by the month. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the over-the-year numbers from April 2014 Read More

BREAKING: Today’s Downtown Celebration postponed

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 7:30am

Today’s activities for the Downtown Celebration have been cancelled due to weather. Kristen Jenkins with Jacksonville Main Street says the postponement is because of the projected weather forecast. “The inflatable Read More

This year’s Downtown Celebration has plenty that’s new

By Jim McCabe on May 29 at 1:33pm


Organizers of this year’s Downtown Celebration say there’s been more tweaking of the program from year to year than any other time in the event’s history. New items on this Read More

Traffic notes for Passavant race

By Jim McCabe on May 29 at 1:10pm


Here’s a reminder that in addition to the Downtown Celebration, the 2015 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K is tomorrow. The courses are new this year and necessitate one temporary road closure. Read More