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Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Morgan County Jacksonville Police ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Jordan C. McEvers, 36, of 24 Harmony Drive was booked into the Morgan County jail at 8:01 p.m. Monday on a charge of domestic battery. • Kellie M. Stephenson, 34, of 24 Harmony Drive was booked into the Morgan County jail at 9:31 p.m. Tu...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
These are the findings of the most recent restaurant inspections by the Morgan County Health Department. Each violation found reduces points on a restaurant’s score. The score ranges from a perfect 100 to a zero. Anything below 70 is considered failing. Critical violations that could lead to food...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be “signing somet...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner says President Donald Trump’s administration should stop separating children from parents who cross into the U.S. illegally. The Republican told reporters that the Trump administration’s practice is “heartbreaking” and “bad policy.” He says he has relayed that message ...
Jacksonville Progress | June 20, 2018
State Rep. Travis Clardy announced that a member of his district staff will be on hand Wednesday, June 20, at the following locations to meet one-on-one with constituents who wish to discuss state legislative issues or who need assistance with…
Jacksonville Progress | June 20, 2018
The Bullard City Council met Thursday evening to hold a second hearing on BEDCO's proposed $500,000 in expenditures to assist the construction of Bluebonnet Point Wellness, a nursing facility wanting to operate in Bullard.
Jacksonville Progress | June 20, 2018
Workforce Solutions East Texas launched its new initiative, "Get Parents Involved" this week in East Texas for Texas Rising Star child care centers.
Jacksonville Progress | June 20, 2018
SAN ANTONIO — Republicans may have a lock on state political leadership but you could be forgiven for thinking they’re at the edge of extinction to hear the 2018 Texas GOP Convention talk.
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Dagon Cordes, who is in his third year showing beef cattle at the Greene County Agricultural Fair, prepares for the annual 4-H livestock auction.
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner will be among four Republican candidates speaking Tuesday at a GOP event in Jacksonville. Rauner; attorney general candidate Erika Harold, state Senate candidate Steve McClure, and incumbent state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville will attend and speak during the Sum...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
VIRGINIA — Cass County sheriff candidate Ronald Boris plans to circulate a petition in hopes of convincing the Cass County Board to declare the county a “sanctuary” from gun laws. Boris, a former Virginia police chief and now a Cass County sheriff hopeful, said he hopes Cass County can join f...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
The son of a South Jacksonville woman who was stabbed to death June 13 in her home in the 1700 block of South East Street was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder. The upgraded charges were lodged against Glenn C. Van Avery, 24, of 1335 S. Diamond St. during a court appearance. ...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
A new bridge crossing the Illinois River at Meredosia saw its first traffic Tuesday after being officially opened. The bridge is now open after 10 years of planning and nearly three years of construction. With the opening, some residents see it as the end of an era. “It’ll be bittersweet wit...
Journal Courier | June 20, 2018
Two girls enjoy up-close seats at the Greene County 4-H livestock auction during the Greene County Fair. Several hundred people attended the auction. Fair festivities continue through Saturday. Grandstand entertainment includes tractor and truck pulls, a demolition derby and a mud drag.
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
WHITE HALL — With the approval of an ordinance that allows the city to issue a permit to trash companies for residential service, White Hall residents utilizing trash services will see the effects of the city’s trash agreement later this year. Regardless of the contention the issue has given ri...
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
CARROLLTON — Greene County Agricultural Fair kicked off fair season last week with 4-H and FFA youths showcasing their animals and projects. With family events wrapping up Saturday, the attention now has turned to open shows and grandstand entertainment. The fairgrounds just east of Carrollton wi...
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
Morgan County officials are awaiting additional evidence before deciding whether to pursue charges in the stabbing death of a Rushville man. “It is possible that other charges are coming in the future,” Morgan County State’s Attorney GrayNoll said. “We are awaiting some additional evidence....
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river’s fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons a day for its...
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
A central Illinois college student has won a contest to determine the design of a commemorative coin for the Illinois Bicentennial. State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced Monday that the winning design is by 21-year-old Hayden Schumer of Chatham. Schumer’s design was chosen by the public fro...
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
Morgan County Sheriff ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Thomas E. Calhoun, 49, of 13761 High St., Petersburg, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 9:28 p.m. Saturday on a domestic battery charge. • Mary N. Adams, 37, of 1033 Sheridan Drive was booked into the Morgan County jail at 1:33 a.m. Sunday o...
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
Extreme heat has caused a portion of Interstate 55 to buckle, according to Illinois State Police. The affected area is along I-55 northbound between the Williamsville and Elkhart exits. The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed the middle and left lanes for several days.
Journal Courier | June 19, 2018
Three counts of first-degree murder have been filed in the stabbing death of of a South Jacksonville woman. The upgraded charges were lodged against Glenn C. VanAvery, 24, of 1335 S. Diamond St. during a court appearance Tuesday. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the s...
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
The Early Years Program in the Jacksonville School District 117 will be serving more students next year after receiving an increase in a state funding grant. The Early Years program received three grants, equaling more than 1.6 million to support the district’s early years program. Sarah English...
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
TODAY (MONDAY) • Howard, Phyllis “Jean” 10 a.m. today at Daws Family Funeral Home in South Jacksonville. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. • Reeve, David “Justin.” 7 p.m. today at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon. Visitation at the chapel 4 p.m. today until the time of the servi...
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
Meredosia-Chambersburg school board received four sealed bids to buy the district’s closed elementary school building, but none of the bids came close to the set $27,500 minimum bid. Board President Jason Morton opened the bids, which came in at $15,050, $14,000, $11,101 and $10,000. The next st...
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
Nicole Flowers of Jacksonville washes a van during a car wash at Autozone to raise funds for Community Temple Church.
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
While many children consider summer vacation as a time to relax and take a break from books and homework, educators are encouraging parents to plan academic activities for their children throughout the summer to prevent what is commonly referred to as the summer slide. Educators say the summertime ...
Journal Courier | June 18, 2018
The evils of alcohol were spelled out by some of the country’s greatest temperance exhorters who stopped in Jacksonville more than a century ago. People such as Eugene W. Chafin of Chicago, the Prohibition candidate for president in 1908 and 1912; Mae Guthrie Tongier, national lecturer for the po...
Jacksonville Progress | June 18, 2018
The Progress will publish reports from the Jacksonville Police Department in the Saturday edition each week. All information is provided to the Progress by the police department. These reports are not an admission of guilt for parties involved.
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
Ed Hoit of Jacksonville grills up some chicken wings Saturday at the BBQ Bragging Rights event at the Morgan County fairgrounds.
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
Morgan County Sheriff ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Kristin A. Conn, 37, of 13761 High St., Petersburg, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 11:32 p.m. Friday on a domestic battery charge. • Ronelle L. Weder, 52, of 1244 McGlassson Lane was booked into the Morgan County jail at 4:29 a.m. Saturda...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
MARION (AP) — Bill Henson said he sees the ghost of his father in a lot of places — in books, on television and even on the internet. This is because his father, William Henson, served as a staff sergeant in one of the most iconic Army groups that served in World War II — the 4th Infantry Divi...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
TODAY (SUNDAY) No services listed. — MONDAY • Howard, Phyllis “Jean” 10 a.m. Monday at Daws Family Funeral Home in South Jacksonville. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. • Reeve, David “Justin.” 7 p.m. Monday at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon. Visitation at the chapel 4 p...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
It wasn’t about the competition Saturday, but the sportsmanship and the game as six teams of vintage baseball players paid homage to America’s favorite pastime in Community Park. Playing by the baseball rules of 1858, members of the Springfield Long Nine, Belleville Stags, St. Louis Brown Stock...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
A 17-year resident of a modular home subdivision on the east edge of Jacksonville has collected on a petition the signatures of most of his neighbors, who are opposed to a proposed lot rental increase. Brando Management Services/Time Out Communities recently bought Prairie Knolls and three other mo...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
The countdown is on for the official opening of a new Meredosia bridge that has been under construction for months. Gov. Bruce Rauner will attend a ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate the opening, Meredosia Mayor David Werries said during a village board meeting. Meredosia board members also h...
Journal Courier | June 17, 2018
Jamie Davis, a housekeeper in the environmental services department, is Passavant Area Hospital’s employee of the month. She has been a Passavant employee for two years. In her role as a housekeeper, Davis is responsible for cleaning the emergency department and serving as a team leader. She also...
Fun on wheels: SkateLand USA  delights generations of skaters | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | June 16, 2018
Every year, a new generation of Jacksonville children learn how to navigate on rollerskates, and SkateLand USA owner Javier Salaiz couldn’t be more excited.
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
The 150th anniversary of Jacksonville School District 117 is wrapping up with the release of a history book and a play. The book, “Rich History, Bright Future: Celebrating 150 Years of Jacksonville School District #117,” was written by Jewell Mann and Robert Crowe. “We thought it was importa...
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
SCHAUMBURG (AP) — Blessed with health, good jobs, lots of energy, the experience of seeing their six daughters grow into happy, productive adults, and the desire to do something to make the world a little better, Bob and MaryAnn Ogilvie of Schaumburg jumped into a second parenthood in their 50s by...
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
PEORIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, formerly named the Northern Regional Research Laboratory, has been headquartered in Peoria for 78 years. Wait, the what? Well, it’s best known as The Ag Lab, the federal scientific research o...
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
JERSEYVILLE — A Jersey County man is facing a Class X felony after being accused of driving a riding lawnmower while under the influence of methamphetamine. In addition, he was facing charges of aggravated battery stemming from an April incident, and was on probation for a 2016 conviction on a we...
Jacksonville Progress | June 16, 2018
“We can create a better future for all, but it will take all of us,” said Christina Fulsome, with the Cherokee County Human Needs Network.
Jacksonville Progress | June 16, 2018
It was another long meeting for the Rusk City Council on Thursday night. Topics of discussion ran the gamut with everything from re-zoning to the city curfew and water balloons.
Jacksonville Progress | June 16, 2018
Does your business need to hire qualified workers? It is GO time to register for on our Jacksonville Job Fair, on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville. The Workforce…
Jacksonville Progress | June 16, 2018
The Jacksonville Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office weekly.
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — These Illinois lotteries were drawn Friday: LuckyDay Lotto Midday 21-24-37-38-43 Pick Three-Midday 6-6-8, Fireball: 9 Pick Three-Evening 5-0-9, Fireball: 4 Pick Four-Midday 6-1-9-0, Fireball: 5 Pick Four-Evening 7-6-4-2, Fireball: 4 Lucky Day Lotto 06-08-14-38-45 Me...
Journal Courier | June 16, 2018
Collectibles stolen during break-in Police are investigating a theft at South Jacksonville Antique Mall at 1850 S. Main St. in which a large assortment of collectible items were taken. South Jacksonville police said the break-in occurred between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Illinois ...
Council awards drilling bid, approves skate park repairs | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | June 15, 2018
The Jacksonville City Council met to award the drilling bid for a new water well on Tuesday night. Water Well No. 6 is planned to be built on Highway 175, near the elementary school. The project was awarded to Russell…
Journal Courier | June 15, 2018
Those who live along South East Street in South Jacksonville describe their neighborhood as quiet and peaceful. That was shattered Wednesday night as police swarmed the street, and details emerged about the death of neighbor Ruth VanAvery. VanAvery, 53, was found after police were called about 6:3...