Local farmer responds to claims that glyphosate could be cancerous

By Ryne Turke on March 30 at 2:43pm


A Morgan County farmer is speaking out against claims from the World Health Organization that an ingredient in the Monsanto product Roundup has a possibility of deadly side-effects. The report, Read More

Local state rep. sponsors bill that speeds up notification of sex offender release

By Jim McCabe on March 30 at 2:42pm

Cass County’s state representative is sponsoring legislation which would clarify the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. HB3896 provides the state will send notice, postmarked within one business day of a Read More

Morgan County updates GIS website

By Ryne Turke on March 30 at 2:41pm

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The Morgan County Geographic Information System has launched an updated version of its website. Morgan County GIS Coordinator Shawn Artis appeared on WLDS’ AM-Conversation this week. Artis says the flood Read More

District 117 Superintendent reviews increasing suspension totals

By Ryne Turke on March 29 at 7:30am


District 117 student suspension totals from 2014-2015 have more than doubled from last school year. The third quarter discipline report, released at the previous District 117 board meeting, showed 404 Read More

Bobcat legislation approved by Senate Agriculture Committee

By Ryne Turke on March 29 at 7:29am


State Senator Sam McCann’s sponsored legislation to create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois has been approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee. Similar legislation passed both chambers of the General Read More