McCann sponsors legislation for veterans courts

By Blake Schnitker on April 27 at 10:26am

Legislation sponsored by a local Senator on veterans courts passed the Illinois Senate unanimously yesterday. State Senator Sam McCann’s Senate Bill 1238 aims to give veterans more access to the Read More

Bridge repairs nearing completion

By Blake Schnitker on April 27 at 10:04am

Repairs to the town brook bridge on Lincoln Avenue are nearing completion. Construction crews began working on the bridge over a week ago with the goal of completing work before Read More

District 117 forms committee for district-wide re-boundary process

By Blake Schnitker on April 27 at 7:23am

A committee has been formed for a local district-wide re-boundary process. Jacksonville School District 117 Board members and Superintendent Steve Ptacek discussed forming a committee for this re-boundary process as Read More

Sports Postponed Events and Cancellations

By Dawn Johnson on April 26 at 1:30pm

Routt baseball and softball games scheduled for today, April 26, are cancelled.   Update on Jacksonville Athletics, April 26 Girls (V/JV) softball: The Lincoln vs. Jacksonville (Varsity and JV) softball Read More

Representative Davidsmeyer talks abortion bill, school funding, budget woes

By Blake Schnitker on April 26 at 12:01pm

Illinois’ budget crisis remains to be a broken-record story as it’s now been two years since the state last had a balanced budget. But there are other headlines emerging from Read More