New police chief hired in Morgan County

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 7:17am


The City of Waverly has hired a new police chief. James Bettis has been hired to replace John Burtle, who was on the job for a little over a year. Read More

Jacksonville aldermen could be expanding city’s enterprise zone tonight

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 7:16am

The City Council agenda includes a public hearing at 6:15 for expansion of the zone at 1500 and 1521 West Walnut. The addition would be for Fitness World and the Read More

Suits and Sneakers Campaign attracting local businesses

By Ryne Turke on June 26 at 7:13am


Local businesses are being encouraged to dress casually for the rest of the month in support of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. The Suits and Sneakers Campaign has Read More

Virginia school board pushes through new track

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 11:10am


Virginia’s school board approved the construction of an athletic running track for the school district Monday night. The 350-meter, four-lane rubberized asphalt track will cost around $320,000, according to Superintendent Read More

Town and Country Bank prez named IBA chair

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 9:11am

Micah Bartlett2016 headshot

The president and CEO of Town and Country Bank has been named the chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association. Micah Bartlett will fill the position for the 2016 fiscal year Read More