UPDATE: Jax wins dog park contest

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 2:24pm


Jacksonville has won the grand prize in a national contest for a new dog park. The city has gotten $100,000 in the Petsafe “Bark For Your Park” online voting competition Read More

Government transparency organization honors local watchdog group

By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:34pm


Two individuals who have been part of a months-long effort to bring transparency to local government have been honored for their work. Mike Woodyard, an organizer of the Morgan County Read More

Morgan County Circuit Clerk announces retirement date

By Ryne Turke on July 31 at 12:34pm


Morgan County Circuit Clerk Theresa Lonergan is retiring at the end of her current term. Lonergan made that announcement yesterday during an exclusive interview with WLDS/WEAI News. She says that Read More

Mac’s Russotto, Toland win nursing scholarships

By Ryne Turke on July 31 at 12:33pm


Two MacMurray College freshmen have been named the recipients of the Chris Racey, R.N., Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship fund. Juliana Russotto and Kaitlyn Toland earned the award, which assists students Read More

Bark for Your Park results to be released at Downtown Square

By Ryne Turke on July 31 at 7:25am


Jacksonville is hosting a community party at the Downtown Square today to announce the results for the “Bark for Your Park” contest. Over the past month, Jacksonville has been at Read More

IC students spend July preserving Ghost Orchid in Florida

By Ryne Turke on July 31 at 7:24am

Orchid Research team 2015

A group from Illinois College was in Southern Florida this month to preserve the rare Ghost Orchid species, Denprophylax lindenii. Outside of Florida, the plant is most commonly found in Read More

Schock appears in court

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 1:37pm


Former Jacksonville Congressman Aaron Schock won’t be held in civil contempt after an agreement was reached in federal court. Following a two-day hearing in Springfield, Schock’s lawyers agreed that the Read More

JHS welcomes new students for orientation

By Ryne Turke on July 30 at 1:36pm


Jacksonville High School is announcing the date for 9th grade orientation. Students are asked to check-in at the JHS lobby on August 11th before 8 a.m. According to a District Read More

Morgan Co. continues to mirror statewide trends when it comes to tourism numbers

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 1:35pm

According to information released today from the Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, the county saw another bump in 2014, with travel expenditures topping nearly $46-million, which is up 2.3 Read More

Davidsmeyer points out pay raise flip-flop

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 7:43am


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer voted to reject an automatic pay raise for state legislators, but not without taking shots at Democrats. The raise would have gone into effect at Read More