Jacksonville, like the rest of the state, seeing big benefits of video gaming

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 7:24am


Local municipalities are mirroring state trends when it comes to increases in video gaming revenue. 2014, the second full year of legal gaming in Illinois, saw revenue at a total Read More

Chamber of Commerce holds yearly get-together

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 7:24am


Several awards were handed out at the 2015 edition of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Inner Harmony Day Spa was given the Small Business of the Year Read More

Volunteer firefighters would be compensated under new bill

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 2:04pm


A proposed bill in Congress would provide more incentive for volunteer firefighters. The legislation from Congressman Dave Loebsack, an Iowa Democrat, and West Virginia Republican David McKinley, would provide tax Read More

Legislation to re-name Route 67 after Powell family re-filed in Springfield

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 1:58pm


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann has once again filed legislation to designate a portion of U.S. 67 in honor of a Greene County family. McCann submitted a bill yesterday that Read More

Schock involved in freedom of foreign political prisoner

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 12:32pm


Congressman Aaron Schock says a year’s worth of effort has paid off. Tun Aung, a Muslim doctor who had been held as a political prisoner in Southeast Asia, was released Read More