Local gym adding new sports complex early next month

By Blake Schnitker on December 10 at 10:15am

Fitness World's new sports complex weeks away from completion.

Fitness World is adding a 24,000 square-foot sports complex to their local facility just in time for everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. Rachel Rohn, who co-owns Fitness World with her husband Read More

South Jacksonville Fire Department gets new Fire Truck

By Blake Schnitker on December 10 at 6:18am

Dave Hickox

South Jacksonville firefighters are raving about the department’s latest upgrade, which came in the form of a brand new fire truck. Several months ago, the Village’s Board of Trustees approved Read More

Williams running for Jacksonville City Council seat

By Blake Schnitker on December 9 at 1:18pm

Map of Jacksonville's Ward 1

Life-long resident Erin Williams is adding her name to the ballot for a seat on Jacksonville’s City Council. WLDS-WEAI News caught up with Williams, who recently announced her campaign for Read More

Lahood Supports River Bill

By Gary Scott on December 9 at 12:05pm


An area congressman has joined in support of a comprehensive bill designed to help barge traffic on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation, or Read More

Santa Express Misses Roodhouse

By Gary Scott on December 9 at 12:02pm

The Holiday Express at an unknown location.KCS has the usage rights.Photographer is either Paul Hoge or David Hoge at davidhoge@mac.com.His address is:1916 AnnistonShreveport, LA, 71105  Photographer, Holiday Express, Image rights, Unlimited use,

A one time Christmas tradition anxiously anticipated by train enthusiasts in the area will again bypass the Jacksonville area. The Kansas City Southern for a time made Roodhouse a stop Read More