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

Stop signs coming to Church St. intersections; N. Main to be rehabbed

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 12:43pm


Jacksonville’s Street Department is taking out the stop lights at two major intersections near downtown, and replacing them with stop signs. It’s been nearly two years since the stop lights Read More

Davis hoping to make flying more family-friendly

By Ryne Turke on February 9 at 12:35pm


Representative Rodney Davis has introduced a new provision to help make flying more family-friendly. The provision was included in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. According to a Read More

Jax appropriations budget passes, but not unanimously

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 9:17am


During last night’s City Council meeting, which followed the dog park presentation, aldermen passed the first reading of the 2016 Appropriations Budget. The vote was 8-2, with Lori Large-Oldenettel and Read More

Proposals shown for Jacksonville dog park

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 9:16am


Jacksonville residents got a sneak peek at proposals for a new dog park in the city at the municipal building on Monday. A presentation from a team of student engineers Read More

Greene Co. man arrested for illegally spending $13K on credit card

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 8:39am

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A Roodhouse man is facing charges following allegations he used an 83-year-old woman’s credit card to go on a shopping spree. Twenty-nine-year-old Franklin Castleberry was booked at the Greene County Read More

McCann says lack of support for Senate GOP leader cost him

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 3:14pm


Jacksonville’s state senator took some time on WLDS on Friday to answer questions about how things are going between him and leading Illinois Republicans these days. Sam McCann, representing the Read More

Commissioners hear results of 2014-2015 audit

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 3:09pm


Morgan County Commissioners were presented with audit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year this morning. Commissioner chairman Bill Meier says it was a good audit. He says the county received some Read More

Hohmann family makes donation to Passavant

By Ryne Turke on February 8 at 12:33pm

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A donation from the family of a long-time nursing director has been made to Passavant Area Hospital. According to a press release, a contribution of $2,200 was made in honor Read More

City Council preview: 2016 budget, dog park presentation

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 6:27am

There are some “prequels” scheduled before tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. The first is a presentation by the University of Illinois at 4 p.m. regarding the Jacksonville Dog Park. That Read More