Report shows high unemployment/poverty numbers for Illinois minorities

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


A new report shows poverty rates in Illinois are as much as three times higher for minorities than for whites. The 44-page study, conducted by Heartland Alliance, examined the impact Read More

Local teacher selected for Appplebee Art Gallery

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


An art instructor from Rushville-Industry High School has been selected as the featured artist for MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery this week. Jason Ackman has been focusing on his studio Read More

Campaign ad hammers McCann for documented tax liens

By Jim McCabe on February 10 at 4:31pm


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann’s reported tax problems are back in the spotlight. McCann is facing a challenger in the Republican Primary. An advertisement running on our radio stations claims Read More

Lonzerotti’s to change owners again

By Ryne Turke on February 10 at 4:29pm

It appears the ownership of a popular Jacksonville restaurant is set to change hands again. Just two weeks ago, Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant landlord Mike Griffitts informed WLDS/WEAI he was purchasing Read More

District 117 denied federal help for school improvements

By Ryne Turke on February 10 at 7:44am

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District 117 will not be receiving federal money which would have contributed towards the renovation and improvement of several schools. On Friday, the Illinois State Board of Education released a Read More