IDES head has reminder for unemployment insurance collectors

By Jim McCabe on December 17 at 1:13pm

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is out with a reminder. IDES Director Jay Rowell says anyone who collected unemployment insurance still needs to pay taxes on those benefits. “It Read More

Operation Christmas Hope giving local families a happy holidays

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 1:03pm


A Jacksonville organization is emphasizing the importance of giving, rather than receiving, over the holiday season. In 2008, James and Amanda Lomelino of Jacksonville started the Operation Christmas Hope organization Read More

Former Roodhouse probation officer sentenced on theft charges

By Jim McCabe on December 17 at 7:11am

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Candice Osborne pleaded guilty Monday to an amended Class 4 Felony of theft under $500. She’ll serve 24 months of probation, was fined $1,000 , and ordered to pay $13,300 Read More

School improvement updates to be discussed at District 117 meeting

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 7:11am

District 117 board members will meet an hour early tonight to discuss several school improvements updates. The final meeting of 2014 will list details on the latest projects going on Read More

New executive director for Chamber of Commerce named

By Jim McCabe on December 16 at 3:09pm

Lisa Musch

Jacksonville has a new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Lisa Musch takes over from Ginny Fanning, who held the position for 13 years and recently was elected Morgan County Commissioner. Read More