Previous Democratic commissioner candidate running again

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:15pm


A candidate has been announced for the Democratic ticket in the race for Morgan County commissioner. The Morgan County Democratic Central Committee unanimously slated Bob Large as the name to Read More

Tourism numbers bump up locally

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:14pm


Morgan County saw a slight bump in tourism last year, according to recently-released numbers. Travel expenditures topped $44.79 million in the county for 2013, up 0.8 percent from the previous Read More

Mother Nature sparing Central Illinois from tornadoes this year

By Richard Holton on July 31 at 12:13pm


State Climatologist Jim Angel says we’ve only had 23 twisters this year, compared to the normal 40 that we usually see by now. He says, “We had about half of Read More

Case of runaway squad car being investigated

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 7:18am


The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident that happened earlier this month when a squad car nearly ran several people over. Chief Deputy Mike Carmody says a deputy Read More

June unemployment numbers look good in four-county area

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 7:17am


The latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security indicates over-the-year unemployment fell in Morgan, Cass, Scott and Greene Counties. In Morgan, it fell from 8.9 to 6.9 percent. Read More