Order of protection filed against Robert Heitbrink’s parents

By Jim McCabe on September 2 at 8:33am

Another order of protection has been filed against a Jacksonville man accused of a 2013 murder. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier is reporting details of Shelley Heitbrink seeking a court order to Read More

Study includes Scott County on list of odd voter totals

By Jim McCabe on September 2 at 8:32am


According to a new national study of voter registrations, Illinois has seventeen counties with more registered voters than living people who are of voting age, including one local county. The Read More

South Jax trustee questions use of employees for gazebo-building

By Jim McCabe on September 1 at 2:26pm


A heated discussion took place last night between a South Jacksonville trustee and the village’s building inspector regarding construction of a new gazebo. It’s been over two years since plans Read More

Corn harvest begins in Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on September 1 at 12:12pm

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West Central Illinois experienced dry conditions and moderate temperatures this past week, according to the latest USDA crop report. Reports show the average temperature for the week in Illinois was Read More

Mac seeks public comment during reaccreditation process

By Ryne Turke on September 1 at 12:11pm


MacMurray College has started preparations for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. MacMurray has been accredited by the commission since 1913 and will host a visit from October Read More