Canadian wildfire impact being felt locally

By Jim McCabe on July 7 at 12:59pm


As if the rain wasn’t enough of a concern, now weather-weary West Central Illinoisans need to be worried about the effects of Canadian wildfires. The National Weather Service in Lincoln Read More

Illinois crops show little change over week

By Ryne Turke on July 7 at 12:49pm

corn crop

The condition of the soybean and corn crops remained about the same this past week. Scattered showers limited the local district to under a day suitable for fieldwork, well short Read More

Morgan County Fair 2015 preview

By Tiffani Homer on July 7 at 7:49am


It’s expected to be hot this week, but Morgan County Fair organizers hope at least that the rain stays away as the fair starts. The fair begins tomorrow with the Read More

Davidsmeyer says he won’t go without pay

By Jim McCabe on July 7 at 7:47am

As Illinois continues to operate without a budget for the current fiscal year, Jacksonville’s state representative says he’ll continue to accept a state paycheck. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer told the Read More

Rain heavy in June, but not a record in Jax

By Jim McCabe on July 6 at 1:10pm

Rain Gauge

In case you were wondering, we fell a few inches short of a record for precipitation in the month of June. The official numbers from the WLDS-WEAI recording station showed Read More