State Farm helps protect local emergency personnel

By Anthony Engle on October 17 at 2:31pm

The local community became a safer place yesterday evening. A group of people is dedicated to community protection, but what if they become worried about their own home? One of Read More

Washington Elementary closed Tuesday due to heat issue

By Blake Schnitker on October 17 at 12:51pm

An issue with the heating system caused one local elementary school to close its doors yesterday. According to Jacksonville School District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek, a component in the heating Read More

New WLDS.com Poll asks about Jacksonville economy

By Anthony Engle on October 17 at 10:25am

Listeners are being directed towards a new poll on the News Radio 1180 WLDS website. The poll question can be found on the right hand side, directly under the search Read More

One trailer hauling truck rear ended another in Scott County

By Anthony Engle on October 16 at 3:54pm

There was a two-vehicle accident involving two truck tractors on Il-106 just west of IL-100 in Scott County today that apparently resulted in significant property damage. An ISP press release Read More

Semi truck rollover on Old Route 54

By Anthony Engle on October 16 at 3:26pm

First reported by our news affiliate, NewsChannel 20 WICS: First responders and firefighters responded to a rollover on Old Route 54, west of New Berlin this afternoon. According to Illinois Read More

U of I Extension Educator Friend discusses first frost’s impact on crops

By Blake Schnitker on October 16 at 10:45am

West central Illinois experienced its first fall frost of the year and many are wondering how that frost might impact crops that remain in the field. With the National Weather Read More

Greene County man in jail for apparent arson of own home

By Anthony Engle on October 16 at 10:25am

A Carrollton man is residing at the Greene County jail after an apparent arson over the weekend. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Read More

LaHood’s legislation looks to update current law for hair & beauty industry

By Blake Schnitker on October 15 at 12:51pm

Workers in the hair and beauty industry may be getting some assistance thanks to a push from a local Congressman to update current law. Illinois’ 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood Read More

Illinois College 2018 Homecoming kicks off this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on October 13 at 6:00am

Local residents will see plenty of blue this weekend as Illinois College hosts their 2018 homecoming celebration. Current and former Illinois College students will flood the campus this weekend for Read More

Two area men wanted in Morgan County for failure to appear

By Anthony Engle on October 12 at 8:00pm

Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott County are releasing the following information regarding bench warrants issued for two area individuals. 34 year old Jeremy Schoonover, last known to reside in Springfield, Read More