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Jacksonville Police Investigating Overnight Drive-By Shooting

Jacksonville Police are investigating an overnight shots fired incident. Police were called to a residence in the 600 block of North East Street at 12:47 this morning. The complainant told police several shots were fired at their residence with people inside. No injuries were reported. No further information is available....
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Jacksonville Police search for suspect in string of vehicle burglaries

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Jacksonville Police want to talk to the person believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries. Morgan, Scott & Cass Crime Stoppers shared a security video from Illinois College early Thursday morning where a burglary is said to have occurred. In one of...
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Fundraiser set for family of girl who died in fire

WHITE HALL — A White Hall gym is holding a fundraiser May 22 for a family who lost their child in a fire. Hurt Fitness is hosting “Do it for Danika,” a set of four group workout sessions, to raise money for the Alderfers, who lost their 11-month-old daughter, Danika, in a March 31 house fire. The fire also took the life of 77-year-old Nancy L. Hillis.

Police beat for Tuesday, May 17

• Gerald D. Jackson, 29, of 819 S. College St., Springfield, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 2:31 a.m. Sunday on charges of aggravated fleeing or eluding a peace officer, reckless driving, driving while license is revoked or suspended, leaving the scene or failing to report an accident, obstruction of justice/destruction of evidence and two traffic control violations.

Urgent care clinic under construction in Jacksonville, February opening planned

Jacksonville's first Memorial Health urgent care health clinic is set to open in February. The clinic, which is under construction, will be located in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center at 901 W. Morton Ave. The clinic will offer care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses, such as common respiratory symptoms (including COVID-19), ear pain, skin...

Believe In Education Drawing Off To Strong Start

The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation’s annual Believe In Education drawing has kicked off with a good start. Less than half of the 4,000 tickets remain. Foundation Director Amy Albers says the lucky winner of the $10,000 grand prize will be announced live during the a break from CJ Ryder & The Pastmasters’ concert kicking off the Jacksonville Main Street Downtown Summer Concert Series on June 3rd: “It’s always a lot of fun for us to be a part of the concert. It’s exciting for the crowd there also because we usually have a few tickets left to sell. Also, this year, we have a County Market $500 Gift Card to throw in the mix, which for some reason, always sounds a lot more fun than giving away $500 in cash.”

Franklin Park Hands Out Track Awards

The Franklin Park Track & Field Team was honored at Awards Night on Monday in the Franklin Park Gym after a historic season. For the first time in school history, both the boys and girls brought home state trophies with the boys finishing 2nd and the girls 3rd at the SIJHSAA State Meet held at Carterville High School.

North Greene's Elizabeth Rogers glad to be back

North Greene's Elizabeth Rogers is glad to be back. (Dennis Mathes) This hasn’t been the best season, in terms of wins and losses, for the North Greene softball team. But it has been one of the greatest seasons ever for pitcher Elizabeth Rogers, who returned to the field after a two-year absence.