April unemployment rates rising in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 1:02pm


April unemployment numbers are on the rise across Illinois. Taking a look at local statistics, Morgan County’s unemployment rose from 4.1 percent in April of 2015 to 4.9 percent this Read More

North Greene board member resigns

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 1:01pm


The North Greene School District has lost a board member. Interim Superintendent Laurence Coultas informed WLDS-WEAI News that Brad Bell resigned from his position this week, due to personal reasons. Read More

JHS set for graduation at The Bowl

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 7:15am


Around 190 students will be graduating this year from Jacksonville High School. Although this is one of the smaller classes in recent memory, JHS Principal Mike McGiles says the senior Read More

SIU memory network update

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 7:15am

Progress is slow on a fundraiser to save a statewide program that operates in Jacksonville. The effort to save the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s memory network for Illinoisans Read More

Fire damages home on North East

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 7:14am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

Fire caused significant damage to the basement of a Jacksonville home Thursday night. Jacksonville and South Jacksonville firefighters responded to 706 North East at around 6:15 p.m. The fire was Read More

There will be a delay in 2016 opening of Jacksonville public pool

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:57pm

Nichols park Pool

City officials say the Nichols Park Pool won’t be opening this weekend. Jacksonville Parks Supervisor Adam Fletcher says the filters in the pool filtration system are nearly 30 years old, Read More

Davidsmeyer blasts newest Democrat budget

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 1:55pm


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is reacting to the 40-billion-dollar budget plan pushed in the House by Democrats yesterday. Davidsmeyer says the budget is $7-billion out of balance. He says Read More

ISD, ISVI prepare for graduation on Friday

By Ryne Turke on May 26 at 1:48pm


Graduation is tomorrow for a handful of students at Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. ISD principal Christine Good-Deal has been at the high Read More

Update on Godfrey Park gazebo in South Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 26 at 8:05am


Progress has been slow for the gazebo being constructed in South Jacksonville’s Godfrey Park. Since the original gazebo was torn down in October, trustee Stacey Pinkerton estimates volunteers are working Read More

Jury makes ruling in years-old hog facility lawsuit in Scott County

By Jim McCabe on May 26 at 7:47am


A lawsuit filed in 2010 in Scott County Court against a number of pork industry giants has concluded. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports a Scott County jury rejected a seven-point-five-million-dollar damage Read More