Bomb threat at Boyd Hospital determined to be a hoax

By Blake Schnitker on December 13 at 4:20pm

No one is hurt following a bomb threat at a hospital in Greene County yesterday. According to a press release from Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, on Thursday, December 13, Read More

Study says Morgan County drivers among least safe near schools

By Anthony Engle on December 13 at 1:14pm

A recent comprehensive study of people driving dangerously near schools in the United States says folks in Morgan County, Illinois are among the worst offenders. Zendrive, a driving analytics company, Read More

Crime of the Week: Counterfeit monies

By Anthony Engle on December 13 at 10:17am

The Jacksonville Police Department has been investigating the recent ongoing circulation of counterfeit currency. Law enforcement officials are encouraging area businesses to be diligent in the use of counterfeit markers. Read More

Prairieland United Way campaign receives $5,000 from Lincoln Land Wind

By Blake Schnitker on December 13 at 8:50am

The Prairieland United Way’s annual campaign received a hefty donation from a wind energy company looking to make west central Illinois its home. According to a press release, Chris Nickell Read More

Arraignment hearing set for Meredosia police chief

By Anthony Engle on December 12 at 7:24pm

The current chief of police for Meredosia, who is on paid administrative leave, appeared in Pike County court Wednesday for a first appearance. Curtis Williams was arrested by Pike County Read More

District waits to name temporary board member

By Anthony Engle on December 12 at 6:33pm

The District 117 Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening was faster paced than most. Teresa Wilson was officially named Secretary of the Board during the meeting, and that was the Read More

Fire in Virginia leaves family of 8 without a home, Christmas gifts

By Anthony Engle on December 12 at 11:10am

An overnight fire destroyed a home in Virginia, though thankfully no one was injured. WLDS/WEAI News received a report this morning of a recent house fire in Virginia in the Read More

Looking at 2019 Jacksonville aldermen races

By Blake Schnitker on December 12 at 8:49am

The Jacksonville City Council could look a bit different in the coming months with six local aldermanic races, some of which are contested and others uncontested. Of the six aldermanic Read More

Temporary replacement of open board seat discussion continues tonight

By Anthony Engle on December 12 at 8:42am

The Jacksonville School District 117 Board of Education will meet in a special session this evening to continue discussing a temporary replacement of an open Board seat. The special session Read More

Special Prosecutor speaks on Schwalb sentencing

By Blake Schnitker on December 11 at 12:58pm

Additional details are coming to light regarding a Woodson man sentenced to 30 years for aggravated criminal sexual assault. In Morgan County court on Friday, after a four-year long court Read More