Bloomington Police arrest imprisoned man for 2021 fatal shooting
Bloomington Police have made an arrest stemming from a fatal shooting in November 2021. Police say detectives went to the Illinois Department of Corrections prison in Jacksonville on Thursday to serve arrest warrants for Osman “Gudda” McLaurin. McLauren, 26, faces murder and weapons charges in connection with the...
Sangamon County Fair: Win Tickets, Passes, & More!
The scent of corn dogs and funnel cakes will fill the air at the Sangamon County Fair from June 14-18 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin!. Even better, you can score the “Ultimate Fair Package” which includes a 4-Pack of Grandstand passes to see Blackberry Smoke, The Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. Plus, you’ll receive a 4-Pack of gate admissions for each night, 4 free parking passes, 8 one-day wristbands For the Carnival Rides.
Step Back in Time: Free Shuttle to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site!
🎉 Hey there, event-goers! Are you ready to take a trip back in time? 🏰 This weekend, Visit Springfield is offering a FREE shuttle to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site in Petersburg, IL 🚌
Jacksonville Public Library Summer Reading Program Registration Under Way
The Jacksonville Public Library is gearing up for it’s youth summer reading program. Head Librarian Jake Magnuson says that the opening party is coming up in just a few weeks: “Youth services librarians have been working hard the past several months…more than that probably. The Summer Reading opening party is on June 13th. We have got a lot of activities, and crafts, and programs, and all sorts of stuff planned.”
Paul Nienhiser Goes Two-For-Two in Doubleheader Weekend
After a season plagued with bad luck at the Jacksonville Speedway, Paul Nienhiser was finally able to break through for his first feature win of 2023 this past Friday night in weekly 410 competition. However, the winning didn’t stop there. “It was great to finally get the monkey off...
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
Once again, it’s Glenwood
Lyla Franke scored a goal from right in front in the 12th minute off an assist from Makenna Yeager, and that was enough for the Chatham Glenwood girls soccer team as it claimed a 1-0 victory over Rochester to win the Class 2A Normal West Sectional title last Friday. The Rockets saw their season ended in the Sectional finals for […]
Kern repeats as 1A state champ in 300 hurdles, second in 110H
Jackson Kern cemented his place as Auburn High’s greatest track and field athlete by winning three medals at the Class 1A Boys Track and Field State Finals Saturday at Eastern Illinois University. Kern repeated as the state champion in the 300 meter hurdles as well as the runner-up in the 110 hurdles, and added a third medal as a member […]
Grammy award-winning Kendell Marvel to headline Waverly Community Picnic
The annual Waverly Community Picnic will be held July 27 through July 29 at Salter Park in Waverly, Illinois. The event will open Thursday at 6 p.m. with Conner Family Amusement rides for all ages and the Queen pageant at 7 p.m. On Friday, there will be carnival rides, bingo, food vendors and musical entertainment by Eskimo Brothers.
Five valedictorians in AHS Class of 2023
Auburn High School held its 107th annual commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 Friday evening at Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of UIS. This year’s senior class had five valedictorians - Nathan Barth, Dresden Grimm, Jenna Sharp, Matthew Moldenhauer and Ben Warwick. The salutatorian was Laura Kaufmann. Barth will be attending Illinois College next fall, majoring in Business; Grimm […]
IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix: How to watch, start times, TV, schedules, streaming
The NTT IndyCar Series will return to the Motor City for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix but with start times in a new location for 2023. After a 30-year run on Belle Isle, the Detroit GP has moved a few miles south to the streets of downtown on a new nine-turn, 1.7-mile circuit that runs along the Detroit River.
Ashland native named president of Culver-Stockton College
Ashland native Lauren (Brownback) Schellenberger has been chosen as Culver-Stockton College's 28th president. Schellenberger, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the college currently, takes over the top spot on July 1. Culver-Stockton is a private college in Canton, Mo., with an enrollment of about 1,000 students. It...
Two hits, too few: Glenwood scoreless in 1-0 loss to Champaign Central in baseball sectional
LINCOLN — Two massive efforts to get out of bases-loaded jams in the first two innings could’ve been pivotal in Chatham Glenwood’s effort to get past the Class 3A Lincoln Sectional semifinals on Thursday. Instead, Champaign Central pulled out a 1-0 win over Glenwood to end the season of a team which looked to...
QND tops Auburn 4-3 in 11 inning Sectional title marathon
The greatest season in the history of the Auburn High School softball program came to end with an epic 4-3 11-inning loss to Quincy Notre Dame in the finals of the Class 2A Sectional at QND Friday. One of the oldest cliches in sports is one claiming a game was one neither team deserved to lose - but that was […]
Wednesday is the last day to apply for LIHEAP through the Two Rivers Regional Council
Time is running out to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials. If you live in Adams, Brown, Pike, or Schuyler counties in Illinois you could be eligible for energy assistance. The LIHEAP program is income based. It provides...
‘No stopping her’: Chatham Glenwood sophomore's 5 goals dash defending 2A state champion
CHATHAM — Rylann Law exorcised Chatham Glenwood’s supersectional demons with a flurry of goals on Tuesday. The sophomore forward deposited five goals and the host Titans avenged two-time defending state champion Troy Triad 5-0 in their third straight supersectional showdown. The Titans (20-4-1) previously yielded to the Knights...
Projecting Auburn's rotation with the return of Johni Broome and Jaylin Williams
With the return of Johni Brooms and Jaylin Williams, Auburn is once again set to be one of the top teams in the SEC and is poised for another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Both Broome and Williams decided to test the NBA draft process and despite Broome putting on a show at the NBA Combine, he decided to return for a second season on the Plains.
Triad Shocked By Titans – Knights Fall In Super-Sectional
CHATHAM – It won’t be a dream three-peat for the Triad High School girls soccer program. Sign in to hide this notification. Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox. After what started as a back-and-forth IHSA Class 3A Super-Sectional against the Chatham Glenwood...
Chatham Glenwood defeats Mahomet-Seymour softball in Sectional Semifinal
The Mahomet-Seymour softball season came to an end on Tuesday (May 30) at Chatham Glenwood in a 13-0 Class 3A sectional semifinal loss to the host Titans. Glenwood has a 29-1-1 season record. The Bulldogs were limited to one single, by Jenna Wade. The only other M-S baserunner, Madisyn White,...
County fair season starts next week in Illinois
The county fair season is upon us. It starts next week with the Greene County Fair in Carrollton. A big part of their success is corporate and business sponsorship, according to Lisa Meisenheimer. Your browser does not support the audio element. She says the hope is the sponsors will bring...
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