School improvement plan discussed at District 117 meeting

By Ryne Turke on December 18 at 7:12am


District 117 board members had a long discussion last night on areas for improvement in the school district during the Committee of the Whole Meeting. In order to succeed, board Read More

BREAKING: Berry makes first court appearance

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 4:24pm


The first court appearance is in the books for the man being charged for the Jacksonville murder of Marcus Jackson. Nineteen-year-old Avery Berry of Jacksonville waived extradition in court this Read More

ISP issues additional meth charges from JPD arrests on Tuesday

By Ryne Turke on December 17 at 2:43pm


Multiple methamphetamine charges have been assessed to two individuals arrested in Jacksonville Tuesday night. Forty-three-year old Michael Emerson of the 700 block of South Kosciusko and 39-year-old Tarus Johnson of Read More

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