Ezard addresses water emergency at press conference

By Ryne Turke on June 28 at 9:25am


The first of two meetings, in response to a water main break in Jacksonville, was held at the city’s municipal building this morning. According to Mayor Andy Ezard, the break Read More

First reading of Jax enterprise zone expansion passes, but not without discussion

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 9:07am

Jacksonville aldermen voiced concerns about expanding the city’s enterprise zone, but unanimously agreed to expand it Monday night. Two businesses on Walnut Street want the expansion. One is for Fitness Read More

Ashland mayor part of group of mayors supporting governor on budget

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 9:04am


A Cass County mayor was one of a handful of municipal leaders to join Governor Bruce Rauner to urge the passage of a stopgap budget yesterday. Terry Blakeman, representing Ashland, Read More

BREAKING: Water emergency in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 5:10am

City officials are planning a press conference at 8:00 this morning to provide an update on the water emergency that has been declared. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard says it’s unclear Read More

Commissioners approve dissolution of Morgan Co. 911 board

By Jim McCabe on June 27 at 2:27pm


Official steps were taken today to eliminate the Morgan County 911 board in favor of the West Central Emergency Telephone Systems Board. Morgan County Commissioners approved the resolution this morning. Read More