17th District U.S. Rep. Bustos speaks at IC

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 1:39pm


An Illinois Congresswoman and former Illinois College student was the featured speaker at this morning’s Phi Alpha Lecture Series. Cheri Bustos, who represents northwestern Illinois in the 17th District, spoke Read More

New water plant requires talks with railroads

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 1:38pm


The latest update on the new Jacksonville water treatment plant project involves paying railroad companies a pretty penny for right-of-way. Reggie Benton of Benton and Associates told aldermen at last Read More

Jax firefighter earns Howard “Doc” Eskridge Award

By Ryne Turke on April 20 at 1:16pm


A member of the Jacksonville Fire Department graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute this weekend at the top of his class. Joseph Hosteny, who had the top Read More

One vehicle accident takes place on I-72 this morning

By Ryne Turke on April 20 at 1:13pm


A single vehicle accident in Jacksonville sent one person to the hospital this morning. According to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Daric Reardon was traveling westbound on Read More

McCann bill focuses on stop sign visibility

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 7:14am


Jacksonville’s state senator is proposing legislation regarding stop sign safety. Sam McCann’s bill, already passed by the Senate, would require the Illinois Department of Transportation to erect temporary stop signs Read More