Police investigation of Chambers Street hit-and-run continues; help sought through Crimestoppers

By Jack Jones on June 24 at 1:30pm

Local authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a hit-and-run incident last week in Jacksonville. Jacksonville police say a dark-colored, late 1990s model Chevrolet Blazer struck a Read More

Blood Center stepping up technology

By Jack Jones on June 24 at 1:18pm

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is keeping up with the times by launching new technology in the coming days and weeks. Kristan Jirotek with the CICBC, who joined WLDS’s Read More

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce golf outing Monday

By Jack Jones on June 24 at 1:06pm

Golf, friends, food, and supporting a local organization all at one event? Sounds like a hole in one. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a golf tournament Monday Read More

Local man suffers non-life threatening injuries in morning crash

By Blake Schnitker on June 23 at 10:40am

A Jacksonville man has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a crash in Sangamon County. According to Illinois State Police reports, 44-year old Guylain Makwenda, of Jacksonville, was involved Read More

Jacksonville School District 117 authorizes issuing $15 million in bonds

By Blake Schnitker on June 22 at 9:58am

Board members of Jacksonville School District 117 had further discussions regarding the issuance of alternate bonds at last night’s meeting. Specifically, the District 117 Board authorized the issuance of $15-million Read More

Springfield man arrested in Jacksonville for alleged involvement in Monday shooting in the Capitol City

By Blake Schnitker on June 22 at 8:20am

A Springfield man wanted for his alleged involvement in a Monday shooting in the Capitol City was arrested in Jacksonville yesterday by a federal task force. According to the Springfield Read More

Police investigating a hit-and-run crash last night involving an allegedly stolen SUV

By Blake Schnitker on June 22 at 6:23am

A reported hit and run crash last night has quickly become a deeper investigation into not only the crash, but the alleged stolen vehicle that appears to have been involved. Read More

Budget Impasse Could Affect Local Construction Projects

By Jack Jones on June 21 at 4:49pm

This year’s budget issues in Illinois have seemed to affect everyone and everything, including IDOT construction projects.   If a budget is not passed in the General Assembly by July Read More

Triopia teacher receives Exemplary Teacher Recognition

By Blake Schnitker on June 21 at 12:37pm

An educator from Triopia School District 27 is among the 40 educators around the state being recognized for their expertise in a specific discipline. Triopia Librarian Leslie Forsman has been Read More

Illinois Congressmen pen letter to Trump protesting proposed closure of Peoria Ag Lab

By Blake Schnitker on June 21 at 8:00am

President Donald Trump’s latest budget aims to cut a large chunk from U.S agriculture, including a shutdown of one of the country’s largest USDA labs in Peoria. Illinois Congressmen from Read More