Case of runaway squad car being investigated

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 7:18am


The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident that happened earlier this month when a squad car nearly ran several people over. Chief Deputy Mike Carmody says a deputy Read More

June unemployment numbers look good in four-county area

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 7:17am


The latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security indicates over-the-year unemployment fell in Morgan, Cass, Scott and Greene Counties. In Morgan, it fell from 8.9 to 6.9 percent. Read More

Update: Apparent fatal farming accident near White Hall

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 3:18pm


A farming accident just outside of White Hall has left one man dead. The Greene County Sheriff’s Department and county coroner are investigating what’s being classified as a farm-related accident Read More

Jax Kiwanis selling brats to fund new Community Park big toy

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 1:06pm


Where you eat your lunch or dinner today could go a long ways in aiding a park in Jacksonville. Members of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club will be cooking and selling Read More

Tips and regulations for burning in West Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 1:06pm

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The spring and fall time sees an increase in the burning of yard materials, but that shouldn’t cause as much of a concern because natural products are safe to burn. Read More