Bulletproof vests now mandatory for police departments; nothing new to Jacksonville

By Richard Holton on July 22 at 7:10am


New legislation signed last week has made it mandatory for Illinois police departments to provide bulletproof vests to officers, but the concept is nothing new to officers in our area. Read More

IC student from Gaza talks about current conflict

By Jim McCabe on July 22 at 7:10am


An Illinois College student from Gaza is worried for the safety of her family. Fatima Alshantti is a sophomore at IC who lived through two wars growing up in Palestine. Read More

Florence Bridge to close this weekend

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 2:10pm

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will close a bridge in Scott County for maintenance work later this week. IDOT announced Monday plans to temporarily close the Florence Bridge on Saturday Read More

Want to be a character in a book for a good cause?

By Jim McCabe on July 21 at 1:13pm


You could call a Jacksonville High School graduate’s idea for a fundraiser for the high school’s football team a “novel idea.” Vince Churchill, a 1980 JHS grad, is offering to Read More

Rodney Davis announces his support for Highway Trust Fund bill

By Richard Holton on July 21 at 1:12pm


Rodney Davis addressed a group of small-businesspeople in Springfield this morning, and announced his support for what he called a temporary fix for the Highway Trust fund. The bill passed Read More