Warm February Weather Offers Outdoor Fun in Springfield, IllinoisKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Last-Minute Shoppers Find Hope at Springfield Walgreens and CVSKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Springfield 'Slave Stampede' Marked Defiance of Fugitive Slave ActKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
Victim, Suspect in Deadly Springfield Hit-and-Run Lived TogetherNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
1903 mine explosion tragedy in Athens, IllinoisLevin StringhamNewsBreak Contributor
Doctors in Jacksonville remove over 150 bugs from a man's nose
Doctors in Jacksonville have removed over 150 bugs from a man's nose. The patient assumes that he picked up the insects while fishing.
IL Ashland's Most Loveable Cats Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of ashland..
Epicurean Delight: Top Three Pizzas You Can't Miss in Jacksonville
In this article, we're going to explore three must-try pizzerias in Jacksonville. Have you had the chance to taste their delicious offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Flavors of Mexico: Discover 4 Exceptional Mexican Restaurants in Jacksonville
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional Mexican restaurants in Jacksonville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Three Wrestlers Earn Podium Finishes at Girls State Wrestling
Three local athletes finish on the podium at the IHSA girls wrestling state finals on Saturday. Glenwood’s Jenna Tuxhorn leads the way with a 4th place finish at 135 pounds. Also at 135 pounds, Olympia’s Jordan Bicknell picked up a 5th place finish. Jacksonville’s Alexis Seymour finished in 6th at 120 pounds. We also caught up with Tuxhorn and Bicknell after their podium matches.
Women's Top 25 roundup: Virginia snapped streaks in win over No. 20 Louisville
Camryn Taylor scored 22 points as Virginia notched a significant upset victory at No. 20 Louisville, 73-68 on Sunday. The result snaps Louisville's streak of 56 wins over unranked opponents at home, a mark that dates back to the 2014-15 season. It is also Virginia's first win at Louisville in seven tries and snapped the Cavaliers' overall 10-game losing streak against the Cardinals. Virginia (14-13, 6-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) was also boosted by 18 points, six rebounds and six assists from Kymora Johnson, 12 points from Paris Clark and 11 from Jillian Brown. Louisville (22-7, 11-5) was led by Nyla...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.36 and $3.44 in Jacksonville as of 2024-02-26. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Ag In an Instant: Approved expansion of E-15 gas sales and students celebrate FFA Week
On February 22nd, the EPA approved a request from eight midwestern governors to allow expanded sales of E-15 gasoline in their states. The states include Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Drivers will be able to put E-15 in their tank all year long, when in the past it was banned for use in the summer. Increasing the use of biofuels is good news for our farmers as ethanol uses forty percent of the nation’s corn crop.
Jumper retires from mass transit
Public service has grown during 17-year tenure as executive director. Jean Jumper, executive director of the West Central Mass Transit District (WCMTD), retired after 17 years on February 1. Jumper’s leadership has been instrumental in growing WCMTD from its initial small scope in 2004 to the efficient and effective public transportation system in the six-county area it is today.
Annual pancake and sausage event in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS) — The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Pancake and Sausage Event. The event is taking place on March 11 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cured. “The Pancake and Sausage Event is more than just a fundraiser; it’s a community celebration that brings...
Girls sectional champs, boys regional champs: Vote for the SJ-R's athlete of the week
Here are the State Journal-Register's nominees for athlete of the week. The poll closes at noon on Friday. Information about the nominees is below. Gillespie's Amari Vickery won last week's poll with 1,130 votes. If you have trouble viewing the poll, click on this link. Boys basketball roundup:Auburn, Williamsville, Plains...
More blue than red: Pleasant Plains girls suffer heartbreaking sectional title loss
BEARDSTOWN — With Camp Point Central/Augusta Southeastern’s Lauren Miller at the free-throw line looking for her second make, Pleasant Plains coach T.J. Fraase called his final timeout. If it was to freeze Miller at the line, it worked. Miller, a junior, missed her second free throw and Plains came up with the rebound down three points with 32.9 seconds left. ...
Virginia Downs Auburn 6-4, Wins Inaugural Jax College Baseball Classic
The Cavaliers earned their sixth comeback win of the season to take down the Tigers and survive the weekend in Jacksonville undefeated
Pleasant Plains Picks Up Regional Title with Win Over West Hancock
The Pleasant Plains Cardinals picked up a regional title with a 64-60 win over West Hancock on Friday night at the 2A Warsaw regional. The Cardinals will advanace to the Beardstown sectional and takes on Alton Marquette on Tuesday at 7pm. Thank you to Chris Duerr at KHQA for the highlights.
FFA Week: Celebrating agriculture and leadership in local schools nationwide
This week is FFA Week, so it is an exciting time for high school agriculture students. Chapters all over the nation have been busy all week long putting on events that promote and commemorate the organization. “The FFA is the largest student organization in the world. We have almost a...
Virginia Baseball Shakes Slow Start, Knocks Off No. 18 Iowa in 12-9 Thriller
After falling behind 6-0, the Cavaliers stormed back to take down the Hawkeyes on Saturday night in Jacksonville
Twice the glory: Calvary outlasts Jacksonville Routt for second straight regional title
NEW BERLIN — Calvary sophomore Luke Blackford hit the floor after nearly nabbing an offensive rebound. He quickly regrouped and knocked down the go-ahead 3-pointer in the fourth quarter for a 60-53 victory over Jacksonville Routt in the Class 1A New Berlin Regional final at the Pretzel Dome on Friday. “That’s what Luke does,” Calvary...
Strong First Half Sends Williamsville Past Riverton for First Regional Title Since 2018
The Williamsville Bullets won their first regional title since 2018 with a 59-42 victory over Riverton in the 2A Athens regional championship. Brecken Thomas and Garrett Timm led the way for the Bullets with 15 points each while Reid Bodine added 11. Antonyo Davis and Julian Rice led the Hawks with 13 each as Riverton finished the season at 23-9. Williamsville will play Auburn in a 2A sectional semifinal at Beardstown on Wednesday at 7pm.
2024 Country Financial West Central Boys All Star Squad
Players have been announced for the Country Financial West Central Illinois All Star Classic that will be held Friday, March 15th. Rich Thompson of Triopia will coach the north squad, and Bryon Graven of South County will lead the south. At least eight of the all stars at least 1-thousand...
Evans Leads Cougars to Regional Title Over Vipers
The West Central Cougars are regional champs after picking up a 46-32 victory over the South County Vipers on Friday night. West Central was led in scoring by Zack Evans with 24 points. West Central will play Madison in the North Greene sectional on Tuesday at 7pm. Thank you to Chris Duerr of KHQA for the highlights.