Patrols increased for Illinois roads this weekend

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 1:01pm


As Illinois residents prepare to hit the road for the holiday weekend, police are beefing up their patrols. State police Captain Scott Compton says they’ll be keeping a close watch Read More

Medical marijuana cultivation center hopefuls meet in Jax today

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am


Jacksonville officials are listening to four presentations today from developers who want to build cultivation centers for medical marijuana in the city. Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation President Terry Denison Read More

Fire damages South Clay home

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

A fire caused about $16,000 worth of damage to a home on South Clay last night. Jacksonville Fire Department reports indicate it happened at 817 South Clay. Fire crews were Read More

Virginia holds grand opening for new Jr. and Sr. High School

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 7:26am


A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new junior and senior Virginia High School. Mayor Steve Sudbrink, members of the school Read More

Winchester man arrested for illegally tattooing minor

By Jim McCabe on August 28 at 1:28pm


A 21-year-old Winchester man is facing charges after allegedly giving a 13-year-old girl a tattoo. Brennan Motley was arrested Tuesday night for tattooing the body of a minor. Jacksonville Police Read More