JHS enters $10,000 vocational video competition

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am


Jacksonville High School is hoping to improve its technology lab by winning a $10,000 area-wide grant program. The “Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow” competition, sponsored by the MidWest Technical Institute, asks Read More

LLCC holding sign ups for “College for Kids” program

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am

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Dates are being released for Lincoln Land Community College’s “College for Kids” program. The annual summer event is offered for students who have completed third through eighth grades as of Read More

17th District U.S. Rep. Bustos speaks at IC

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 1:39pm


An Illinois Congresswoman and former Illinois College student was the featured speaker at this morning’s Phi Alpha Lecture Series. Cheri Bustos, who represents northwestern Illinois in the 17th District, spoke Read More

New water plant requires talks with railroads

By Jim McCabe on April 20 at 1:38pm


The latest update on the new Jacksonville water treatment plant project involves paying railroad companies a pretty penny for right-of-way. Reggie Benton of Benton and Associates told aldermen at last Read More

Jax firefighter earns Howard “Doc” Eskridge Award

By Ryne Turke on April 20 at 1:16pm


A member of the Jacksonville Fire Department graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute this weekend at the top of his class. Joseph Hosteny, who had the top Read More