Update on yesterday’s explosion in Waverly

By Blake Schnitker on July 29 at 3:53pm


WLDS-WEAI news has received an update regarding the explosion that occurred at a residential house in Waverly yesterday morning. According to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Read More

Illinois College still seeking speaker for annual Phi Alpha lecture

By Blake Schnitker on July 29 at 3:30pm

It appears as though Illinois College has received some unfortunate news regarding their annual Phi Alpha lecture. The school had been in talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersch Read More

PAWS animal shelter putting fundraiser money towards new roof

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 2:44pm

Jacksonville’s animal shelter is receiving some structural improvements thanks to proceeds from the annual Dog Gone Fundraiser. Despite the extreme heat in Illinois last week, Lisa Jackson from the Protecting Read More

Friday night lights: Routt to play home football games at IC

By Blake Schnitker on July 29 at 9:31am

With football season looming, one local high school team will be playing their home games at a new location this fall. After decades of sharing Kraushaar-Rosenberger Field with Jacksonville High Read More

BREAKING: Waverly man burned in alleged house “explosion”

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 2:56pm


A Waverly house suffered some type of explosion this morning. Few details are being released at this point by law enforcement, but what has been confirmed is that Waverly Rescue Read More