Scott County, IL

Morgan County, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Longtime coroner Lair dies

Longtime Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair died Friday in Scott County, according to Coroner Marcy Patterson. Scott County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death, which occurred about 2 p.m., but foul play is not suspected. “Our thoughts and prayers are with (his) family and friends,” Patterson said. “We appreciate his...
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Davenport, IAQuad Cities Onlines

Scott County activist Gilbraith to challenge Matson in run for Davenport mayor

Scott County activist and Davenport resident Athena Gilbraith will challenge Davenport Mayor Mike Matson this fall. Gilbraith officially announced Thursday her candidacy for mayor of Davenport. Matson has said he will run for a second term. Subscribe today and support local journalism!. A marketing professional and founder and CEO of...
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Scott County, ILQuad Cities Onlines

Letter: Proof of character

During the height of the global pandemic, former Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz went through the process of ensuring an election while staying within her budget, but did not get a resolution signed to pay the committed and hardworking frontline poll workers. Simply reviewing her 20-year record as our alderwoman,...
Scott County, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Reader photo: Fawn and garden

Scott County resident Debra Evans was watering her plants one morning and found a baby fawn resting in the flower garden, waiting for its mother to return.
Scott County, ILWest Central Reporter

Q4 2020 Parolee Recap: Who was paroled in Scott County?

There was one offender released on parole during the fourth quarter of 2020 that lives in Scott County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by West Central Reporter. The data shows that the released offender was a woman. She was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2018,...
Winchester, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Winchester showing small towns can offer big fun

WINCHESTER — Not everything fun is happening in the big cities. This Scott County community is pulling out the stops this week to prove it. “Play Local and Enjoy Winchester” kicks off Thursday and will feature music and events through Sunday. It’s designed to showcase the community and what it has to offer.
Scott County, ILQuad Cities Onlines

Letter: Blaming the voters

It seems that Republican Scott County supervisors can’t even get their "alternative facts" straight, much less the real ones. At Tuesday’s meeting to appoint their secret auditor candidate, whose name was withheld until her installation, Supervisors Ken Beck, Tony Knobbe, and John Maxwell contradicted themselves, told falsehoods, and blamed voters for their own troubles.
Scott County, ILQuad Cities Onlines

Letter: No secrets

The Scott County supervisors appointed Kerri Tompkins to the Scott County auditor position. I have it from a trusted friend that Tompkins is a fine person for this position. Unfortunately, she may very well be tainted by the "process" the supervisors used to appoint her. It has been reported that...
Scott County, ILQuad Cities Onlines

Letter: Congratulations

Hats off to the Scott County supervisors for appointing a stellar candidate as the Scott County auditor. Kerri Tompkins a 42-year citizen of Scott County and educated at St. Ambrose University, has the education, employment history, knowledge of Scott County and the elected office experience to serve the taxpayers of Scott County well as our auditor.

Tractor-trailer hit deer, overturned in Scott County

SCOTT COUNTY, Ill., (KHQA) — A tractor semi-trailer combination traveling in Scott County hit a deer causing the rig to swerve, travel down a hill, and overturn, according to the Illinois State Police. The semi was going eastbound on Interstate 72 at mile post 44 when the accident happened around...
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Semitrailer lands in ditch after striking deer in Scott County

A semitrailer traveling through Scott County near mile marker 44 landed on its side in a ditch after striking a deer just before 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Illinois State Police. The driver, Kelnery C. Haragrove, 32, of Hampton, Virginia, was treated for minor injuries and cited for improper lane...

Semi Overturns In Scott County

A man from the State of Virginia was injured after his semi rolled last night. Illinois State Police District 20 reports that a 2019 maroon International semi driven by Kelnery C. Haragrove of Hampton, Virginia was traveling eastbound on Interstate 72 near the Pike-Scott County line at milepost 44 in Scott County when it struck a deer in the roadway at approximately 10:44PM.
Scott County, ILQuad Cities Onlines

Hayden: Vaccine approval for children 12 and older brings relief to many Quad-City families, including mine

I am the proud parent of one of the first 12-year-old children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Scott County. When the news was announced late on May 12 that adolescents ages 12 to 15 had been approved to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, I was overcome with relief. Finally, our entire household would be vaccinated. I had put off my own vaccination so that my kids and I could receive our first shots together.
Morgan County, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Demand slowdown may change COVID testing plans

As the demand for COVID-19 testing declines, some health departments will consider changing their testing procedures to maximize resources while still meeting the community’s needs. The departments in Scott and Morgan counties now offer COVID-19 testing, though changes have been made as demand decreased. In Scott County, the department still...

Bluffs To Hold Input Session on Consolidation

The Bluffs School Board is taking the first steps to gather community input on consolidation. The Bluffs Board announced at their Monday meeting they are holding a community input sesssion on Thursday, June 10th from 7-9PM to talk with parents and Bluffs community members about consolidation with the Winchester School District.
Winchester, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Federal grant to help identify lead-paint risks in older housing

WINCHESTER — Scott County’s housing authority has been awarded $572,000 to identify and control potential lead in older housing units. It was the only award in Illinois among those announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nationwide, about $51 million was given to 25 public housing agencies in 19 states through the federal Public Housing Capital Fund.