Update: Greene County deals with storm damage, flooding

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 12:25pm


Overnight storms did some damage to the Carrollton area, and flash flooding forced a rescue attempt elsewhere in Greene County. Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen says the northwest part of Read More

Routt seniors graduate on Sunday

By Ryne Turke on May 30 at 12:24pm


Twenty-three seniors will be graduating from Routt Catholic High School on Sunday. First year Principal Nick Roscetti says the senior class has helped make 2015 an exciting year at Routt. Read More

Duck race coloring contest draws hundreds of entries

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 12:23pm


The first coloring contest for Passavant Area Hospital was a big success. According to the hospital, 500 entries were submitted for the contest, which is in conjunction with the annual Read More

Unemployment numbers getting lower locally

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 8:37am

Woman marking classifieds in newspaper

Unemployment in West Central Illinois is looking better and better by the month. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the over-the-year numbers from April 2014 Read More

BREAKING: Today’s Downtown Celebration postponed

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 7:30am

Today’s activities for the Downtown Celebration have been cancelled due to weather. Kristen Jenkins with Jacksonville Main Street says the postponement is because of the projected weather forecast. “The inflatable Read More