United Warrior Extreme 5K returns to Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on July 11 at 1:15pm


The United Warriors Xtreme Race is returning to the Morgan County Fairgrounds to give West Central Illinois participants the run of their lives. The 5K mud run, which will take Read More

Jacksonville’s Henry earns Forty Under 40 honor

By Ryne Turke on July 11 at 1:08pm


A Jacksonville resident has been named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s 2014 Forty Under 40, recognizing her as one of the top outstanding young leaders in West Central Illinois. Read More

“Safety train” rolls through Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on July 11 at 7:43am


It was “all aboard” for several dozen passengers in Jacksonville Thursday on the Norfolk Southern Safety Train. The train was part of Operation Lifesaver, a special safety passenger train that Read More

Cass County group pushing for preservation of Jim Edgar Panther Creek

By Ryne Turke on July 11 at 7:28am


The Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area is gaining support from a new Cass County group. Known as the Friends of Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish Read More

County health and highway department discuss budget

By Jim McCabe on July 10 at 1:25pm


Two more department heads spoke today as Morgan County commissioners continued the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget process. Numbers were presented by Dale Bainter, the administrator of the county health department, Read More