Jacksonville Main Street earns five awards

By Ryne Turke on August 1 at 9:09am

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Jacksonville earned five awards last month at the first joint state conference for Illinois Main Street, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and Landmarks Illinois. The two-day event , held in Carbondale, Read More

JHS transitioning to “Early Out Wednesday” schedule

By Ryne Turke on August 1 at 9:07am


Jacksonville High School is making a scheduling change for the upcoming school year. A District 117 press release states that JHS will transition from a “Late In Wednesday” to an Read More

Rep. Davis working on multiple bills

By Ryne Turke on August 1 at 9:05am


Representative Rodney Davis is working on two bills which will impact West Central Illinoisans. Davis introduced bipartisan legislation this week to keep families seated together on commercial flights. The Families Read More

UPDATE: Jax wins dog park contest

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 2:24pm


Jacksonville has won the grand prize in a national contest for a new dog park. The city has gotten $100,000 in the Petsafe “Bark For Your Park” online voting competition Read More

Government transparency organization honors local watchdog group

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:34pm


Two individuals who have been part of a months-long effort to bring transparency to local government have been honored for their work. Mike Woodyard, an organizer of the Morgan County Read More