Retired South Jax police chief’s retirement agreement under scrutiny

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:29pm

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South Jacksonville village trustees could be taking new action on the retirement-severance package for former South Jacksonville Police Chief Richard Evans that was approved earlier this month. A special meeting Read More

Commissioners approve jury pay resolution

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:28pm


Morgan County Commissioners approved a resolution this morning that will increase the amount of pay for jurors. Fees will increase from $15 to $25 for the first day of a Read More

Tuesday meeting for Jacksonville City Council

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 7:26am

Jacksonville aldermen meet on a Tuesday night following Memorial Day on Monday. City council will vote on accepting bids for a contractor for the new water treatment plant, as well Read More

Memory of Memorial Day honored in West Central Illinois

By Tiffani Homer on May 25 at 6:16am


The memory of Memorial Day will be honored throughout the day with a full list of events for the community to attend. Things get started with a 9 a.m. mass Read More

Ptacek discusses “Turnaround Agenda” with Governor Rauner

By Ryne Turke on May 25 at 6:15am


Governor Bruce Rauner was in Springfield earlier this month to discuss his “Turnaround Agenda” with several superintendents, including District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek. Ptacek says around 15 superintendents were active Read More