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Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events the Annual Events Guide was not printed.

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News & Events

  • Exterior Jacksonville Area Museum Building

    Jacksonville Area Museum to Open To Public

    Jacksonville Area Museum to open to the public Saturday, September 25 The Jacksonville Area Museum, a new institution showcasing the community’s unique heritage and culture, will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. The Jacksonville Area Museum will use original Learn more…

  • City to host Community Revitalization Partnership Meeting

    On September 21st the City of Jacksonville along with IDHA and other local entities will host a Community Revitalization Partnership Meeting. The effort of the Community Revitalization Strategy is intended to improve and enhance specific aspects of the community with an interconnected series of local Learn more…

  • Summer Blessings

    Local Bed & Breakfast Wins Award

    Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Hotels Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast’s Great Traveler Reviews Earn it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites in the United States   Jacksonville, Illinois – May 17, 2021 – Blessings on State Learn more…

  • people fishing

    Lake Jacksonville to Open

    Journal-Courier Lake Jacksonville will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Boaters are required to have a 2021 boat sticker, which will be sold at the lake’s concession building starting Thursday. Concessions will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Learn more…

  • Bayonet Discovered

    An original bayonet discovered by a Jacksonville man tilling his garden may have a connection to Grant’s March, the July 1861 journey that took then-Colonel Ulysses S. Grant and 1,000 soldiers from Illinois to the battlefields of the Civil War. The Jacksonville resident who found Learn more…