Jax Center for the Arts board prez pitches latest plan for centralized art center

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 1:13pm


Organizers of a proposed downtown Jacksonville arts center made a pitch for the plan to City Council on Tuesday. Dr. Susan Weller, the president of the board for the Jacksonville Read More

Soybean planting receives big boost in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 12:48pm

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Illinois farmers made significant progress planting soybeans over the past week. The USDA crop report shows farmers received four days of suitable fieldwork around the state, in addition to cooler Read More

City Council recap: new JPD deputy chief, construction co. picked for water plant

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 8:46am


Jacksonville’s mayor was the tie-breaker for an apparently-controversial hire for a high-ranking Jacksonville Police Department position last night. Aldermen deadlocked 4-4 on a vote to promote Lieutenant Rodney Cox to Read More

State’s attorney, ISP: No crime committed in Carrollton city clerk case

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 8:45am

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Greene County State’s Attorney Caleb Briscoe is setting the record straight following a Jacksonville newspaper report on whether the Carrollton city clerk is being investigated by state police. A Jacksonville Read More

Update: Two accidents in Morgan County Tuesday night within ten minutes of each other

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 8:43am

Updated at 11:45 a.m. Multiple people are recovering from two accidents in Morgan County last night. According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, a one-vehicle accident happened on Nortonville Blacktop Read More