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Journal Courier | October 21, 2018
Morgan County Jacksonville Police ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Jason A. Voyles, 34, of 544 W. Brooklyn Ave. was booked into the Morgan County jail at 1:15 a.m. Saturday on a disorderly conduct charge. • Kristina L. Blair, 27, of Potosi, Missouri, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 6:52 a.m. S...
Rusk council OKs resolution with REDCO | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
RUSK – With a little financial help from their friends at the Rusk Economic Development Corporation, the Rusk City Council will soon be able to reduce the city's debt service and restore its credit rating, said City Manager Jim Dunaway.
Political candidates tell voters why they are running for office | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
CHEROKEE COUNTY – Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Monday, and county residents will be casting votes on several different local and regional races, among others.
Leadership Jacksonville Institute begins activities with new class | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 32nd class of the Jacksonville Leadership Institute began their new year. The morning began with its annual welcome breakfast. Britian McKinney, 2018 Chairwoman of the Jacksonville Chamber Board of Directors, welcomed the new students and…
Free info sessions set for new culinary arts program at TJC | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
Tyler Junior College’s new culinary arts program, which debuts in January 2019, will offer an associate degree and two certificates for students seeking careers in the food service industry.
City of Troup picks paper, attends to other business | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
Troup City Council met earlier this week, and the Jacksonville Progress was chosen as the town's official newspaper for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
Morgan County Sheriff ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Rahim Muhammad, 23, of Laveen, Arizona, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 11:30 p.m. Thursday on a charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license. Jacksonville Police ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Devonte C. Williams, 24, of 611 N. Main St. wa...
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
AUSTIN — Complaining about water when reservoirs are filling after a long, dry Texas summer may seem a little ungrateful.
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
RUSK – County leaders will focus on grants and bonds during their 10 a.m. regular meeting Monday, Oct. 22, at the Cherokee County Courthouse in Rusk.
Jacksonville Progress | October 20, 2018
Cherokee County – Jacksonville and Rusk maintenance crews plan to resume base and edge repairs on FM 2274 between US 79 and SH 204. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
A blue heron walks along the bank of a small farm pond in rural Macoupin County.
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — When Rasheen Robinson, 44, steps out onto her deck at her home in the Carver Park subdivision, she can see 40 acres of corn, barely distinguishing the industrial park just beyond it. But if the Urbana City Council votes to approve the proposal for the Union Gardens development, s...
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
Grand manors make up the skylines of many Illinois communities, but the history encapsulated at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington holds it above the rest. Built in 1872 on Bloomington’s then east side, the mansion was home to Judge David Davis and his wife, Sarah. Davis served as judge of t...
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
Cloud-free conditions should give Jacksonville and west-central Illinois residents some of the best chances to see this weekend’s Orionid meteor shower, the first major shower of the fall. According to weather forecasters at AccuWeather, visibility will be good when the Orionids peak on Sunday ni...
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
A state senator is defending using money from pro-union groups to go after House Republicans, a move that cost him an endorsement from an anti-abortion group. Just last week, Conservative Party gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann, who is a Republican state senator from Plainview, picked up the endor...
Journal Courier | October 20, 2018
The Crimsons traveled to Springfield Friday for their last game of the 2018 football season.
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Morgan County Sheriff ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Luke T. Adams, 26, homeless, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of violating probation on a conviction of resisting a peace officer. Jacksonville Police ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Tarus J. Johnson, 43, of 754 W. Ra...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois and, separately, ruled that a police canine’s detection of drugs outside an apartment door in an unlocked building amounted to an unlawful search. The court’s ...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
A former nursing home in Quincy is being named in honor of a Quincy native who died in combat and received the Medal of Honor. The former Sycamore nursing home is being named in honor of Cpl. Lester Hammond Jr., who was killed during the Korean War while protecting his unit against enemy fire. The...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Depending on whom you ask, the fate of a growing economy or continued partisan division is what’s at stake in the midterm election. Illinoisans say that whichever party secures control of Congress will determine if President Donald Trump’s agenda continues, if there will be even more division, ...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Heliopsis, also known as false sunflowers, dot the landscape of Macoupin County.
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
The state 4-H director came to Jacksonville on Wednesday to help recognize the accomplishments of Morgan County youths. “Every county has a recognition event to honor and celebrate the excellence of youth in our communities, and I think (Wednesday) night showed the diversity of talents and achiev...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Jacksonville City Council has canceled next week’s meeting and rescheduled the following meeting, effectively pushing back the next council meeting until after the November elections. A council workshop and meeting for Monday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Additionally, a workshop...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
WINCHESTER — State. Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer took a seat Thursday in a room packed full of members of the public who were hanging on his every word and asked a question of his audience: “Who is in charge in a court?” One audience member’s hand shot up. “The person that stands on like … t...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Volunteer training opportunities are available for those wanting to become court-appointed special advocates in Morgan or Pike counties. The training will be in Jacksonville. Two separate informational meetings are scheduled for Nov. 1. The first, at 12:30 p.m., will be in the Morgan County CASA o...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
The Diocese of Springfield is responding to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County accusing all of the Catholic dioceses in Illinois of failing to acknowledge the emotional and physical harm and suffering of victims of abuse by clergy and seeking to hide claims of abuse in secrecy and protect the a...
Journal Courier | October 19, 2018
Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a statement in response to a federal judge’s ruling rejecting a challenge to the Borrower Defense Rule that was created to protect students whose schools close abruptly before they can obtain a degree. The ruling in the case California Association of Private P...
Eugenia Washington: Number One | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
In honor of the 128th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), I researched the beginnings of the organization which started October 11, 1890. I discovered four determined women who saw the need to preserve…
Scarecrow Trail! | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
The ninth annual Scarecrow Trail – sponsored by the Cherokee County Master Gardeners – was held Oct. 6-18 at the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum in Jacksonville. Proceeds benefited the Manna Pantry at The H.O.P.E. Center.
For your Glory | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
If you passed this young man on the street, walking in the mall or sitting in a doctor's office; you first impression might be just an ordinary long haired, tattooed, maybe " retros sixties eras " person. You would have…
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
Morgan County Sheriff ARRESTS, CITATIONS • Kaytlin D. Fisher, 23, of Peoria was booked into the Morgan County jail at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday on charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding and on a warrant accusing her failing to appear in court on a contempt of court charge. Jack...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
A 47-year-old central Illinois man faces federal charges of child sexual exploitation after being accused of using a social media site to try to contact and meet minors. A statement from Springfield’s U.S. attorney’s office says Charles A. Hewitt of Creve Coeur had been convicted in 2014 of a s...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
A new ACT standardized test score report shows math readiness is trending downward, hitting its lowest mark in 14 years. According to the Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018, ACT’s annual score report, the percentage of students that passed the math readiness benchmark fell to its lowe...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting five cases of multi-drug resistant salmonella infantis illness. This is part of a multi-state outbreak, which includes 92 cases in 29 states and is being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The initial investigation ...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
A longtime Jacksonville upholstery business has relocated. Kluge Custom Upholstery will reopen Monday at 504 S. Main St. after being located at 512 E. Morton Ave. for 34 years. “Mom and Dad are downsizing, and I wanted to move the business to a larger location,” said Ben Kluge, who has assumed...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
BEARDSTOWN — Beardstown City Council has ended months of deliberation by approving a one-year extension to its service agreement with the Cass County Emergency Telephone Service Board. The extension, which comes with a 5 percent increase to the cost of Cass County ETSB’s services, got the counc...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency teamed up Thursday with the St. Louis Cardinals to educate southern Illinois students about the importance of earthquake preparedness. There are two seismic zones in the southern part of the state. Gov. Bruce Rauner declared Thursday as Great U.S. ShakeOut ...
Journal Courier | October 18, 2018
Lincoln Rowe, 7, the son of Richard and Misty Rowe of South Jacksonville, plays on the monkey bars Wednesday at Nichols Park.
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
AUSTIN — Despite the fire Beto O’Rourke’s campaign kindled in Texas Democrats’ hearts, polls give Republican Ted Cruz a cozy lead in U.S. Senate race.
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
RUSK – Criteria for Rusk ISD's “Wall of Honor” have been revised to make the process more open to potential candidates, thanks to unanimous approval by RISD trustees.
Jacksonville Progress | October 18, 2018
SMITH COUNTY --The name of a 62-year-old man killed earlier today during a two-vehicle crash in southern Smith County has been released by DPS officials, while a second individual was hospitalized following the crash.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce offers health insurance to businesses | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
Are you a small business looking for a new insurance plan? The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has an opportunity for you!
Cherokee County: Early voting kicks off next week | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Nov. 2, with three polling sites set up in Cherokee County.
Jacksonville College presents at annual ETHA meeting | Jacksonville Progress
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
The East Texas Historical Association (ETHA) met in Nacogdoches October 11–13 for the annual fall meeting. ETHA is an organization of professional historians and interested laypersons dedicated to the preservation of the overall history of East Texas, generally defined as…
Journal Courier | October 17, 2018
Six Champaign County residents have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional information about the residents, including their medical condition, is unavailable. Several locations are being investigated, including the First Chris...
Journal Courier | October 17, 2018
Driver cited after two-truck accident FLORENCE — A Pittsfield man was cited on several charges after a crash involving two tractor trucks. According to Illinois State Police, Chad M. Peterman, 39, of Industry was driving a tractor truck pulling a dump trailer along Illinois Route 106 west of ...
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
With a handful of Jacksonville police officers in the wings to provide security, Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation customers shared their frustrations and concerns with state and water officials during a meeting Monday night at the Norman Center.
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has planned the Annual Hay Show & Sale for Tuesday, Oct. 23, to be held in the Cherokee County Exposition Center located at 611 SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville. A Dinner,…
Jacksonville Progress | October 17, 2018
Just before 9 p.m. Sunday, state troopers responded to the scene of a one vehicle fatal crash on FM-22, 3.3 miles southeast of the city of Jacksonville in Cherokee County. Preliminary crash reports indicate the driver of a 2000 Ford…
Journal Courier | October 17, 2018
A former superintendent of what is now Illinois School for the Visually Impaired will be honored Thursday by the school. Frank Haven Hall, who served as superintendent of the state school from 1890 to 1893 and from 1897 to 1902, recently was inducted into the American Printing House for the Blind H...