FULL STORY: Morgan County State’s Attorney stepping down at end of year

By Jim McCabe on November 30 at 2:34pm


Morgan County State’s Attorney Robert Bonjean has announced he is stepping down from the position at the end of the year. Bonjean told WLDS-WEAI News on Monday afternoon he’s re-joining Read More

Jax alderman wants to bring back committee aimed at preventing urban decay

By Jim McCabe on November 30 at 2:31pm


Tony Williams brought up the topic at the end of the most recent City Council meeting, indicating he’d like to see the Neighborhood Stabilization Committee restored. The group, made up Read More

Schock’s attorneys say they’ve reached agreement on document handover

By Jim McCabe on November 30 at 2:27pm


An agreement is reached on a request for documents by a federal judge in an investigation of former Central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock. Attorneys for the disgraced ex-House member say Read More

New Directions hoping to boost Jacksonville employment with new program

By Ryne Turke on November 30 at 2:25pm


A new job-program in Jacksonville is hoping to improve the lives of individuals struggling with unemployment. New Directions has teamed up with local service organizations, like Hobby Horse, DCFS, Lincoln Read More

Officials trying to clear up firearm-deer confusion

By Jim McCabe on November 30 at 7:14am

As the firearm deer hunting season resumes in Illinois this upcoming weekend, Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding hunters how the new concealed carry laws apply when you are Read More

There will be a race for Morgan County State’s Attorney in fall of 2016

By Jim McCabe on November 30 at 7:05am


South Jacksonville attorney Tyson Manker, who has become well-known in that community for his presence at village board meetings following the public release of details from a 2014 Illinois State Read More

Jacksonville man competes in World Karate Championship

By Ryne Turke on November 29 at 10:00am


A Jacksonville man represented the United States earlier this month at the 2015 World Karate and Kickboxing Championship. Rory Holmes, the Assistant Dean of Students at Jacksonville High School, competed Read More

App Challenge tests high school students

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 9:59am

Female gardener holding weather app on smart phone

A Congressional App Challenge is testing high school students throughout the 13th Congressional District. The competition allows students to create a software application for mobile, tablet or computer devices. West Read More

October 2015 local unemployment report

By Jim McCabe on November 28 at 9:59am


From October 2014 to last month, the four-county region of Morgan, Cass, Scott and Greene Counties has once again seen a drop in unemployment. According to the latest data released Read More

JACIL hosting leadership workshops

By Ryne Turke on November 28 at 9:58am


A series of workshops are being held in Jacksonville to help individuals with disabilities hone their confidence in leadership skills. The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living will host six Read More