Former Waverly police officer gets IDOC sentence

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:15pm


A former Waverly police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while on duty last year will serve time in prison for the crime. Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Angelo of Chatham Read More

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot police

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:08pm


One man remains in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot police officers during an incident in Beardstown last night. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Wright of Socorro, New Mexico was booked at the Read More

Protestors want more minorities hired as teachers in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 19 at 3:00pm

A group of Jacksonville residents are picketing outside the District 117 Central Office in Jacksonville this week to fight against perceived discrimination practices at the district. One of the protesters, Read More

The toy is back in town

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 1:25pm


Specifically, the new Kiwanis Toy. The “big toy”, as it’s known, is a set of playground equipment that’s replacing the old set in Community Park. Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Superintendent Read More

Local farmers still ahead of five-year averages in latest crop report

By Ryne Turke on August 19 at 12:48pm


Farmers in the West Southwest district continued their strong crop production through a week of scattered showers in Illinois. According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, multiple Read More