West Morton restaurant has new owners

By Jim McCabe on July 10 at 7:15am


A restaurant in Jacksonville that closed after acquiring revolving loan funds from the city has been sold to another restaurant owner in town. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports the former Morton Read More

Wvaerly-area fire being investigated as arson

By Jim McCabe on July 10 at 7:14am


A suspicious fire caused over $100-thousand in damage to a shed near Waverly last night. It happened at 301 Mieher Road, about six miles southwest of the city. Waverly Fire Read More

Human trafficking summit being held

By Jim McCabe on July 9 at 1:16pm


A West Central Illinois Congressman is participating in a human trafficking summit next week. Rodney Davis will be participating in the event with fellow Illinois representative John Shimkus in Edwardsville Read More

IC student finds law book of Governor Joseph Duncan

By Ryne Turke on July 9 at 1:14pm

Duncan Mansion

An Illinois College student interning at the Governor Duncan Mansion made a significant discovery near the end of June. Mansion Director Loretta Widdows says intern Emily Pacini had been restoring, Read More

Ribbon-cutting ceremony kicks off 2014 edition of Morgan County Fair

By Jim McCabe on July 9 at 12:36pm


A ceremonial ribbon-cutting officially kicked off the Morgan County Fair today. Taking part in the ribbon-cutting were Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce president Ginny Fanning, WLDS-WEAI Sales Manager Mark Whalen, Mayor Read More