State’s attorney’s office gives update on abandoned baby case

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 2:03pm


Morgan County Assistant State’s Attorney Chad Turner says a settlement has been reached in the custody dispute over a baby found in a Jacksonville dumpster in August. A hearing was Read More

BREAKING: One dead in possible Beardstown murder

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 1:52pm

BREAKING: One person is dead as law enforcement are investigating a possible homicide case in Beardstown. Police Chief Roy Hurst says Illinois State Police has taken control of the scene. Read More

Johns holding book signing at Our Town Books

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:07pm


A local author will be signing copies of her latest book in downtown Jacksonville tomorrow. Bev Johns says Secrets of the Teachers’ Lounge is a murder-mystery story that takes place Read More

Congregational United Church of Christ seeking donation to stay in operation

By Ryne Turke on October 31 at 1:03pm


The oldest operating church in Jacksonville is reaching out to the community to help keep their doors open. The Congregational United Church of Christ was established by Illinois College in Read More

Man freed from Jax Correctional Center

By Jim McCabe on October 31 at 7:29am


The Jacksonville Correctional Center was the site yesterday of a man being released from prison after being sentenced for murdering two people over 30 years ago. A Cook County Judge Read More