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Rural Roodhouse Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home Armed With a Buck Knife

Information has been released about an arrest of a man who broke into a home with a knife in rural Roodhouse last week. According to charging documents, 30 year old John J. Scheferkort entered a residence with the homeowners present at the time last Wednesday evening. The home is approximately 4 ½ miles east of Roodhouse.
ROODHOUSE, IL
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JPD Investigating Recent Forced Entry Burglary

Jacksonville Police are investigating a burglary that occurred overnight Wednesday. According to police reports, sometime between the hours of 9:30 am Wednesday and 1:00 pm yesterday, someone forced entry to a garage in the 700 block of Sheridan Street and removed approximately $50.00 worth of tools without permission. Police are...
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Hit-and-run suspect arrested twice in one day

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS/WLDS) — A Jacksonville man suspected in a hit-and-run last month was arrested twice in one day. Our media partners, WLDS, report police began investigating the man after he allegedly left the scene of a crash on June 2. We're told the 20-year-old Austin M. McDade's vehicle...
JACKSONVILLE, IL
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Mayor Sends Condolences Following Head-On Crash Claims Life of Arthur Pitcher

The Mayor of Jacksonville is sending condolences to the family of an East Central Illinois man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night. 20-year-old Lucas S. Otto of Arthur Illinois was traveling eastbound on Interstate 72 near mile marker 118 east of Springfield at approximately 11:20 pm Wednesday when his sedan was struck head-on by a pickup truck that was traveling in the wrong direction in the same lane.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Armadillo march is already north of Jacksonville

"Armadillo" is more familiar to Midwesterners as the punchline to jokes about creatures that roam the expanses of Texas. No more. The animals are working their way north and, while not as common as squirrels or raccoons in west-central Illinois, it no longer is a surprise when one is sighted. Face it. Morgan County and its environs are part of armadillo country.
JACKSONVILLE, IL
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Don’s Place Staying In the Family With New Owners

One of Jacksonville’s most popular nightlife destination for the past 40 years is changing hands. Don’s Place, located at 207 West Morgan, has been a fixture for the last 4 decades in downtown Jacksonville. The legendary home of the Thursday night crab races has been officially owned by Danny Kindred since 1982.
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Jacksonville Correctional Center Finds Legionella In Water System

Jacksonville Correctional Center is paying close attention to its water this morning. WICS Newschannel 20 reports that legionella was found in one of the prison’s main water sources on Monday. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, there are no positive cases of Legionnaire’s Disease inside the prison at...
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