Illinois unemployment rates continue to improve

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:30pm


It may seem like a broken record, but the unemployment rates for West Central Illinois just keep getting better. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the September 2014 Read More

Mac Mortar Board receives honor

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:29pm


MacMurray College’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board has been honored with an award for the fifth consecutive year. The national senior honors society has been named a Silver Read More

IC preparing for Halloween Fun Run

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:28pm


The fundraiser will take place Tuesday at the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center on the indoor track in the King Field House. There will be free games for adults and Read More

School board member’s involvement with Stifel the focus of new sales tax attack

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:29am


A Jacksonville education advocate says the day job of the District 117 school board vice president presents an ethical quandary regarding the potential passage of a one-cent sales tax in Read More

Jax woman recognized at ceremony for seniors

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:28am


A Jacksonville woman was recognized at a statewide event for seniors on Wednesday. Liliana Kalanik Costa was a regional winner of the Unique Achievement designation at the Senior Hall of Read More