Mayor Ezard Talks Appropriation Budget and Road Projects

By Blake Schnitker on February 23 at 12:00pm

The City of Jacksonville had their first reading of an Appropriation Budget at a council meeting earlier this month. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard joined WLDS’ AM Conversation earlier this week, Read More

AFSCME Members Authorize Strike

By Zac Coffman on February 23 at 11:12am

The largest state employee union in Illinois has announced the results of the strike authorization vote. AFSCME members have spent the last few weeks voting on whether to authorize a Read More

Waverly Man Sentenced to 13 Years in the IDOC

By Blake Schnitker on February 23 at 6:30am

A Waverly man will likely spend over a decade behind bars after his sentencing in Morgan County court earlier this week. Thirty-five year old Hugh Kearse, of Waverly, was sentenced Read More

Protest Planned Outside LaHood Event

By Zac Coffman on February 23 at 4:00am

Congressman Darin LaHood will be speaking to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce this afternoon at 3:30. LaHood is expected to give an update on what is happening in Washington in Read More

Early Voting Begins Today

By Zac Coffman on February 23 at 4:00am

Early voting for the consolidated elections begins today. Residents who would like to cast their ballots before election day on April 4th will need to visit the County Clerks Office Read More

Belobradjdic-Stewart begins Campaign for South Jacksonville Village Trustee

By Blake Schnitker on February 22 at 1:13pm

Several candidates are starting their campaigns for the position of South Jacksonville Village Trustee. Paula Belobrajdic-Stewart made her official announcement yesterday. Currently a Village Trustee, Belobrajdic-Stewart was appointed to her Read More

Jacksonville High Mourning Loss of Student

By Zac Coffman on February 22 at 12:00pm

Jacksonville High School staff and students are mourning the death of one of their students and classmates, and counselors are available to help deal with the loss. District 117 Superintendent Read More

Jamboree 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to Benefit Prairieland United Way

By Blake Schnitker on February 22 at 9:48am

Prairieland United Way is teaming up with a local bank and a local gym to host a Jamboree 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this weekend. One of the last fundraisers Read More

Goodwill To Host Veterans Program

By Zac Coffman on February 22 at 12:00am

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries will be holding a pair of meetings to introduce veterans to the Vetlink program. Vetlink is designed to support veterans’ employment needs including updating job Read More

Winchester & Roodhouse Fire Departments to provide service for Manchester

By Blake Schnitker on February 21 at 2:26pm

The Village of Manchester will now receive fire protection from the departments of Winchester and Roodhouse following the closure of their own department in January. Like many other smaller area Read More