Carrollton looks to fill vacancy left by death of former Mayor

By Blake Schnitker on October 26 at 9:41am

A Greene County city is still reeling after the loss of a former mayor earlier this month. Francis “Gene” Baker passed away on October 14th at the age of 70. Read More

West Central Illinois harvest nearing completion

By Blake Schnitker on October 25 at 1:07pm


Harvest season for corn and soybeans throughout Illinois is drawing to a close. Temperatures and precipitation across the state remain high. The average local temperature last week was 61 degrees, Read More

A. Gaudio & Sons selling Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch Inc.

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 11:49am


The Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch wholesaler is changing owners after 69 years of service. WLDS-WEAI News received word this morning that Golden Eagle Distributing Inc., the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler out of Hannibal, Missouri Read More

City Council approves $25,000 donation to WCMT from 2017 budget

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 7:05am


The City of Jacksonville has taken action to assist West Central Mass Transit in the company’s time of need. Ten days ago West Central Mass Transit officially suspended services on Read More

Local fans recap Wrigley Field experience for Game 6 Cubs win

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 1:16pm


A Jacksonville couple was among the thousands of fans to witness a sight Chicago Cubs fans have been dreaming of for 71 years. With the Chicago Cubs leading the Los Read More