Expanded downtown Jax farmer’s market begins tomorrow

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:56pm


Tomorrow marks the first day for an expanded downtown farmer’s market in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Main Street received a two-year grant from the USDA to expand the existing farmer’s market, which Read More

Congressman LaHood to have Democratic challenger in November

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 12:55pm


Jacksonville Congressman Darin LaHood is set to face a Democratic challenger come November. Junius Rodriguez, a history professor at Eureka College, was nominated over the weekend by a Democratic committee, Read More

Jax fire chief wants more staff for substation

By Jim McCabe on May 5 at 7:21am


Jacksonville aldermen are going to need at least two committee meetings to decide on approving a request for more firefighters in the city. During a Public Protection Committee meeting Tuesday Read More

Welcome sign, Village Celebration on South Jacksonville agenda

By Ryne Turke on May 5 at 7:15am

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The proposed South Jacksonville Welcome Sign has made its way to the monthly village meeting. Trustees introduced the groundwork for the sign during a committee meeting last week. A vote Read More

Illinois eclipse still a while away, but excitement building

By Jim McCabe on May 4 at 12:53pm


If you want to see a total solar eclipse in Illinois in 2017, you might want to start making plans now. That was the message this morning from Bob Baer, Read More