Construction at Lincoln Elementary ahead of schedule

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 6:14am


WLDS-WEAI toured the building on Tuesday with Superintendent Steve Ptacek, secretary Debbie McKean and board members Cheryl Ballard and Cori Wagner. The $6.4-million project, which stayed on budget, has been Read More

Sentencing delayed for Springfield woman accused of killing Jax man in DUI

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 5:56am


Sentencing for a Springfield woman, who pleaded guilty in May to driving under the influence in a 2014 car crash that killed a Jacksonville man and Pleasant Plains woman, has Read More

Former IC Dean passes away

By Ryne Turke on July 26 at 1:05pm


A former Dean of Illinois College has passed away at the age of 94 years old. Dr. Iver Yeager, who served Illinois College for 30 years, retired in 1988, but Read More

Crop conditions remain good despite high temperatures

By Blake Schnitker on July 26 at 1:00pm

Despite above-average temperatures last week, crops in West Central Illinois remained in good condition thanks to the rain. In the West Southwest District, the average temperature of 81.5 degrees was Read More

Request of more money from Area Disposal shot down 6-3 by Jax council

By Jim McCabe on July 26 at 12:38pm


Jacksonville aldermen said “no” to a request by the city’s recycling service for a two-percent increase in cost of the contract on Monday night. Officials with Area Disposal Services said Read More