Jacksonville is located just 30 miles from the state capital in Springfield, Illinois, and two hours from a major metropolitan area (St. Louis, Missouri).

Simply stated, Jacksonville and its surrounding area, is an excellent place to live and work. Jacksonville is a family-oriented town of quiet neighborhoods, modern subdivisions, and historic districts. The city has both strong public and parochial schools. In addition, Jacksonville is home to two liberal arts colleges and two state institutions. Jacksonville is also rich in culture, offering citizens a symphony orchestra, theater guild, and art gallery, plus numerous special events throughout the year.

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Walking for Wellness Starts November 7

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship on Monday, November 7. Walking for Wellness allows individuals who walk regularly for exercise to do so even during inclement weather. The Bowl, located at 215 South Church, will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., each day school is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session. Walking for Wellness is also offered year round at First Christian Church, 2106 South Main, in South Jacksonville. First Christian is currently on their fall/winter schedule, offering walking hours from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance. Participants should sign in each day they walk. Jogging is not permitted, and walking is limited to the concourse around the top of the Bowl and to designated areas at the church. No registration is required. Walking for Wellness is made available through the cooperation of Jacksonville School District #117, First Christian Church, and Passavant Area Hospital. For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.

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