Number of Area School Districts Closed today due to weather

By Blake Schnitker on January 16 at 6:12am

A number of local school districts are closed due to weather today. Area school districts that are closed today include: All schools within Jacksonville School District 117, Routt/OSS & Salem Read More

Illinois State Police 2017 Year-End Numbers

By Jack Jones on January 15 at 3:43pm

The Illinois State Police Districts have begun to release their 2017 year end numbers, and WLDS/WEAI News has the numbers from both District 9 and District 18.   District 18 Read More

117 and Routt Schools Out tomorrow Due to Cold

By Gary Scott on January 15 at 12:54pm

The anticipated chilly start to tomorrow’s day has prompted Jacksonville school district 117 to make an early announcement. Wind chill factors tomorrow morning are anticipated to be at the 20-below Read More

Passavant’s Women’s Health Center expands services

By Blake Schnitker on January 13 at 6:00am

A local medical center focused on women’s health has recently expanded its facility to provide higher quality care for area residents. The Women’s Health Center at Passavant Area Hospital is Read More

Local homeless shelter in need of help to sustain 24-hour operating hours

By Blake Schnitker on January 12 at 10:50am

One of Jacksonville’s most important warming shelters is in need of some financial assistance to meet community and workforce needs. New Directions Warming and Cooling Center assists displaced homeless people Read More