E-cigarettes banned from District 117 property

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 7:48am


District 117 school board members unanimously agreed to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on school property at last night’s meeting. Taking effect immediately, students on campus using, possessing, distributing, Read More

State learning disabilities group announces opposition to Senate Bill 16

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 7:47am


A special education advocacy group believes an education bill will resurface in the fall legislative session and is speaking out against the bill. The 19-member panel of the Learning Disabilities Read More

Jacksonville woman arrested on kidnapping charges

By Jim McCabe on September 18 at 7:47am


According to Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell, deputies were called to a home on Pleasant Valley Road in Sangamon County east of Waverly on a child abduction call last night Read More

IC and Mac faculty help kick off Humanities Film Series

By Ryne Turke on September 18 at 7:47am

Scene from the movie Swing Kids

The series, entitled “Perspectives on Moral Courage”, will show a variety of films that the moderators have chosen to reveal about the human condition. Tonight’s open film, Swing Kid, will Read More

Sudden Death Syndrome showing up in local soybeans

By Jim McCabe on September 17 at 2:23pm


This year’s soybean harvest won’t have the equivalent of a baseball perfect game. Despite an expected record crop, some West Central Illinois farmers are dealing with loss of their beans Read More