BREAKING: Waverly man burned in alleged house “explosion”

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 2:56pm


A Waverly house suffered some type of explosion this morning. Few details are being released at this point by law enforcement, but what has been confirmed is that Waverly Rescue Read More

Dream Center Foundation purchases former Jax Theatre Guild

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 12:04pm


The Jacksonville Dream Center Foundation is moving into the former Jacksonville Theatre Guild Office. Dream Center Foundation Vice President Steve Cantrell says the organization purchased the 210 West College Avenue Read More

Carrollton’s Lone Oak Golf Course a finalist for best steak in state

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 12:03pm


A Carrollton restaurant has been named a finalist for best steak in the state. The second edition of the Quest for Illinois was trimmed to Lone Oak Golf Course in Read More

Update on West Douglas project

By Blake Schnitker on July 28 at 6:14am


The City of Jacksonville received an update on the potential West Douglas project last night. Project Manager Jim Burke of Hutchison Engineering presented a role map of West Douglas from Read More

CBS Diversified Services purchases Heartland Crop Insurance

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 6:13am


CGB Diversified Services purchased a crop insurance business headquartered in Topeka, Kansas this week. Vice President of Operations Brad Leighton says adding Heartland Crop Insurance, a company founded in 2000, Read More

New Berlin’s Llewellyn, Wills join Illinois Principal Association

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 6:12am

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A pair of New Berlin principals are being added to the Illinois Principal Association’s Executive Board and Board of Directors. New Berlin High School Principal Hattie Llewellyn will serve as Read More

Passavant partners with Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center

By Ryne Turke on July 28 at 6:10am


Passavant Area Hospital is now offering comprehensive weight loss and wellness services to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding community. Thanks to a partnership with Springfield-based Memorial Weight Loss and Read More

Dairy Queen returns to Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on July 27 at 3:49pm


With summer heat in full effect, Dairy Queen in Jacksonville is re-opening at the ideal time. Although still at its original location on the corner of South Main and Michigan, Read More

Robbie McEvers Tournament back at Links Golf Course

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 1:14pm


The 37th annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament is set to take over the Links Golf Course for the next two days. Kurt Heller is one of several Kiwanians tasked Read More

Construction at Lincoln Elementary ahead of schedule

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 6:14am


WLDS-WEAI toured the building on Tuesday with Superintendent Steve Ptacek, secretary Debbie McKean and board members Cheryl Ballard and Cori Wagner. The $6.4-million project, which stayed on budget, has been Read More