Lake Jacksonville News

6/19/2018 10:00:00 AM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Fireworks in Jacksonville Lake Jacksonville Association sponsors a free fireworks show. Fireworks will be fired from barges on the lake. Viewing is available in the concession area on Byrd Road. Fourth of July in Ben Wheeler The Fourth of July ...

6/8/2018 11:00:00 PM
is the Ski Show it can be seen at the Lake Jacksonville Concession area on Byrd Road To help combat heat-related illnesses, the City of Tyler Fire Department brought together emergency agencies and human services entities from the city and Smith County to ...

6/7/2018 2:34:00 AM
Learning to cook over a campfire is one of the new things campers will learn this summer at Lake Jacksonville. Western Illinois Youth Camp’s new co-directors — Tanell Anders and Drew Comstock — decided this year to add a little culinary flavor to the ...

6/5/2018 10:01:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The final event takes place on Lake Jacksonville hosted by the Lake Jacksonville Association the 3rd Annual Ski Show at 2 p.m. The big event is happening this Saturday in downtown Jacksonville with more than 200 vendors, Car Show, Farmer’s Market ...

6/4/2018 4:00:00 PM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Tomato Fest concludes Sunday with a ski show on Lake Jacksonville. The following day, the city will revert to its original name: Jacksonville.

6/3/2018 3:31:00 AM
Chicago Sun-Times
‘‘Wayne Herndon managed to stay in and got us.’’ Stephenson learned along the way. As a young biologist, he oversaw the renovation of Lake Jacksonville — the largest water-supply lake ever killed out and restocked in Illinois — in 1986.

6/2/2018 8:33:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
“I think the overall number goes up and down.” In the Jacksonville area, one person was charged with operating a water craft under the influence on both Lake Jacksonville and on Lake Palestine. Statewide, 55 people were charged with boating while ...

5/5/2018 8:39:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
New this year on Thursday, June 8th a Farm to Table dinner event will take place at Castle on the Lake on beautiful Lake Jacksonville catered by Rob Gowin, Sadler’s Kitchen & Catering. A 4 Man Scramble takes place at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club on ...

5/5/2018 2:40:00 AM
Awarding a $1,500 tourism grant to a group sponsoring boat races at Lake Jacksonville. • Raising salary caps for the police chief, utilities superintendent and office manager by $5,000 for each position. “This does not mean those positions are receivin ...

4/24/2018 2:31:00 AM
An engineering agreement was approved in the amount of $13,000 for a multi-use path around the north side of Lake Jacksonville. Nick Draper can be reached at 217-245-6121, ext. 1223, or on Twitter @nick_draper.

4/15/2018 9:40:00 AM
OurSports Central
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Los Angeles Angels announced Saturday that right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson has been promoted from the Double-A Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake. Anderson, 25, pitched in a team-high 42 games with the BayBears last year ...

4/10/2018 8:29:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
A firework show at Lake Jacksonville will also take place immediately after the live auction, Adamson said. The fireworks will a new addition to the fundraiser this year, and “it will be a show that you don't want to miss.” "We are so thankful to all ...

4/7/2018 1:18:00 AM
Laredo Morning Times
Crain, Nettie Belle. The family will host a graveside service at noon Saturday at Asbury Cemetery near Lake Jacksonville. Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is assisting the family. • Griffie, James Leroy. 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist ...

4/5/2018 8:26:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
s April 21 event, The Castle at the Lake fundraiser. Held every two years at a site on Lake Jacksonville, the event helps raise funds to support ongoing operation of H.O.P.E. Beginning at 6 p.m., the evening features live and silent auctions, dinner ...

2/24/2018 11:41:00 PM
Crimestoppers is seeking information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department with its investigation of damage at Lake Jacksonville. On Feb. 15, police received numerous reports of damage to campers at the lake. It is suspected the damage occurred ...

2/24/2018 9:21:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The area of study runs south to the Craft area, north just beyond Love's Lookout, west to Lake Jacksonville and east to about the “future location” of Lake Columbia. He also pointed out additional reasons why a relief route for the highway will be ...

2/22/2018 1:15:00 PM
Tyler Morning Telegraph
The route would go around the city to the west by Lake Jacksonville, and the eastern boundary would be near the future Lake Columbia. The route would allow traffic to flow on the outside of Jacksonville, relieving congestion and cutting down on crashes in ...

2/22/2018 2:16:00 AM
Someone broke open a rear basement door at Asbury United Methodist Church at the east end of Lake Jacksonville on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14 and stole three electronic items and a coffee can and small wooden church model that contained about $150 in cash.

2/16/2018 9:46:38 PM
Public input will play a key role in the study, with hearings to be scheduled. In other business, the committee heard about upcoming changes to the rules at Lake Jacksonville. Among the most significant changes, the rules will be passed as an ordinance ...

2/16/2018 1:37:00 AM
Public input will play a key role in the study, with hearings to be scheduled. In other business, the committee heard about upcoming changes to the rules at Lake Jacksonville. Among the most significant changes, the rules will be passed as an ordinance ...

2/15/2018 10:32:00 PM
Jacksonville police are investigating at least six separate reports Thursday of damage to campers in the 2100 block of New Lake Jacksonville Road. All the reports indicated that the campers were broken into but nothing was missing. • Kenneth A.

2/15/2018 2:08:00 PM
The second public hearing was over a proposal to close Kiwanis Park near the dam at Lake Jacksonville. There have been several reports of vandalism and drug use at the park, and the city is considering closing down the park, dividing it into lots and ...

2/10/2018 10:30:00 AM
The second will be about the closing of Kiwanis Park near the dam at Lake Jacksonville. The last will be in regards to the close out of the downtown sidewalk grant project TXCDBG No. 7215222. Possible action regarding a request by Don and Kelly McKay and ...

1/30/2018 1:50:00 AM
My Journal Courier
A central Illinois catering business has begun promoting weddings and other events at the Western Illinois Youth Camp at Lake Jacksonville. Hamilton’s Catering of Franklin and Jacksonville has a contract with the camp to provide food and beverages for ...

1/29/2018 8:24:00 AM
The Business Journal
VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Watercrest Senior Living Group celebrated the grand opening of Market Street Memory Care Residence in Tampa, Fla, with a red-carpet event attracting more than 200 local healthcare, media and business ...

1/27/2018 2:18:00 AM
My Journal Courier
Lake Jacksonville management and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said new rules will be in force this season regarding fishing requirements and daily limits at the lake. Two-pole and line fishing only will be allowed and carp and suckers may ...

1/12/2018 1:40:00 AM
My Journal Courier
Mefford said one of the highlights of 2017 was the opening of the Jacksonville Regional Training Center near Lake Jacksonville. “That was one major project that Chief Grootens wanted to accomplish before he retired,” Mefford said. The nearly $250,000 ...

1/9/2018 8:34:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Turkey vultures have been an issue around Lake Jacksonville for quite a while, according to officials. Jacksonville Public Works Director Jordan Yutzy said vultures tend to congregate around the lake due to the campgrounds and boat launch, where they can ...

Jacksonville, FL December 28, 2017 – North Florida Land Trust has received a donation of 388 acres of land in Clay County along Black Creek and Doctors Lake. South Doctors Lake, Ltd. gave the property, which has high conservation value, to the land ...

12/17/2017 2:52:00 AM
My Journal Courier
Some lakes and ponds are showing signs of the dry season. Lake Jacksonville, for example is almost 5 feet low. Friend said so long as the region receives average precipitation until next spring, most groundwater levels and sources should be able to replenish.

12/7/2017 6:06:00 AM
Illinois Times
Visitors and citizens asked for even more recreational opportunities, and the city responded with improvements to local parks and the development of a new trail at Lake Jacksonville south of town. Even the Nichols Park public swimming pool is scheduled for ...

12/3/2017 1:34:00 AM
My Journal Courier
• Reginald E. Thomas, 40, of 310 Sherman St. is being sought on a warrant accusing him of violating probation on a domestic battery charge. He is a black male standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 165 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and a moustache ...

12/2/2017 4:13:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
If this is true you can expect some really good fishing in January and February on our area lakes. I remember one warm winter on Lake Jacksonville when I found big bass schooling outside of shallow boat houses around noontime. Joe Parker was fishing with ...

11/24/2017 10:32:00 PM
My Journal Courier
Jacksonville Police are investigating at least nine reports of campers that were broken into between October 18 and Friday at 2318 S. Lake Road. Police reports indicate that many of the campers were entered through windows, several of which were damaged ...

11/17/2017 12:39:00 AM
Tampa Bay Times
JACKSONVILLE — Berkeley Prep won the school’s 16th state volleyball championship Thursday night, and the Bucs had to work hard to get it. They were stretched to five games before finally prevailing 24-26, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 15-10 over Orlando Lake ...

11/16/2017 8:40:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The council also unanimously approved the annexation of the land beneath the waters of Lake Jacksonville. The annexation has been a hot topic for the past two months. Four people spoke during the citizen participation portion of the meeting. One man ...

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/14/2017 8:12:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The Jacksonville City Council will meet at 6 p.m today (Tuesday) at city hall, 315 S. Ragsdale St., and the annexation of the waters beneath Lake Jacksonville is up for a vote. The past two months, the topic has garnered questions from concerned lake ...

11/8/2017 11:40:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
This precinct saw 120 votes. The second-highest number was 101 ballots in Precinct 36, which stretches from Lake Jacksonville to the western county line. Precinct 48, in the northeast corner of Cherokee County, saw the lowest turnout with only seven votes.

10/28/2017 8:11:00 AM
Jacksonville Daily Progress
City of Jacksonville officials recently petitioned the Texas Attorney General's office for clarification of the jurisdiction of Lake Jacksonville, according to Jacksonville Police Chief Andrew Hawkes. The question of jurisdiction came up during a recent ...

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