As Virginia School Superintendent Brent O’Daniell attests, school students are not the only ones graduating this month.    O’Daniell is one of 28 Illinois school superintendents who this month graduated from the Illinois School for Advanced... more
Wayne Pratt has recently returned from Fairfax, Va. where he graduated from an NRA Training Counselor course held at the headquarters of the National Rifle Association.    Pratt is one of only 800 people in the United States who is qualified to... more
    A-C Central band members for presented two concerts at the end of the school year. Director Kim Webster would like to thank all her students.    On May 11, the High School band performed four selections for a gym full of concert-goers. The band... more
A building collapsed in Chandlerville on Wednesday, May 11. Although two vehicles were buried beneath the rubble, no injuries were reported. As of yet, the cause of the collapse has not been determined.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to... more
  Mayor Sudbrink and the Virginia City Council recognized the Virginia School District’s Students of the Month for April with the presentation of a Certificate of Achievement.    Honorees for were Lilly Carson - Elementary, Samantha Winningham -... more
    A sunny sky and a pleasant coolness made for a perfect Cass County Ag Day at the Cass County Fairgrounds Virginia on May 5.    Hosted by the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District, county students in grades kindergarten through second... more



The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the existing expansion joints on the Illinois River Bridge at Beardstown will begin on Wednesday, June 1.


The Lady Tigers came up just short with a four-run rally in the semifinals against Illini West in a 7-5 final.


    Wendell D. Wessler, 89, of Lombard, formerly of Jacksonville, died on Saturday, May 21, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.