Ray LaHood earns Order of Lincoln Award

By Ryne Turke on February 12 at 12:08pm


Former 18th District Congressman Ray LaHood has earned the state’s highest professional achievement and public service honor. Governor Bruce Rauner announced the six winners of the 2016 Order of Lincoln Read More

Jacksonville native relives multiple meetings with President Obama

By Ryne Turke on February 12 at 7:34am


A Jacksonville native who has shared several encounters with Barak Obama during his political career was among the Springfield crowd this week when the President addressed the Illinois General Assembly. Read More

Passavant Foundation welcomes new members

By Ryne Turke on February 12 at 7:06am

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Several new faces have been added to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation. Executive Director Pam Martin tells WLDS/WEAI News that Mary Fergurson was recently elected as the Foundation Board President. Read More

New committee to present mascot changes for JHS

By Ryne Turke on February 12 at 5:42am


A new committee is questioning if Jacksonville High School needs a new mascot. The Mascot Review Committee is seeking the input of students, faculty, staff, coaches, alumni and community members Read More

Morgan County deputies switching to digital radios

By Jim McCabe on February 11 at 12:38pm


A change is coming soon to the way Morgan County Sheriff’s Department deputies communicate. Officers will soon be switching from the current analog format, which has been used for decades, Read More