2014 edition of annual Morgan County crime report out

By Jim McCabe on January 25 at 8:30am


Sheriff Randy Duvendack released the stats last week, which reflect activity outside Jacksonville. They show a few noteworthy spikes and decreases. There were 23 burglaries last year, a decrease of Read More

First Protection Committee meeting with new Fire Chief Sills

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:31pm


The first Public Protection Committee for Jacksonville’s new fire chief yielded discussion on ratings, training centers and combined dispatching. Doug Sills, who was appointed to replace outgoing Jacksonville Fire Chief Read More

Shoemaker Benefit to be held Sunday at Bogarts

By Jim McCabe on January 24 at 12:30pm

There’s a big benefit coming up for a Meredosia girl tomorrow in Jacksonville. Seven-year-old Sarah Shoemaker has battled retinoblastoma, a form of cancer, since she was nine months old. She Read More

IC Basketball Coaches to take stand against Cancer

By Richard Holton on January 24 at 12:28pm


Illinois College coaches are taking a stand against cancer. Both head coaches of the basketball teams, Mike Worrell of the men’s and Lora Westling of the women’s, will be decked Read More

Jubilee Habitat for Humanity completes 21st project

By Ryne Turke on January 24 at 7:17am


The Jubilee Habitat for Humanity organization is looking for a family to move into a recently rehabilitated home in Jacksonville. For over 20 years, the local organization has been providing Read More