Help needed for Jacksonville’s 5th annual Town Brook Clean Up

By Blake Schnitker on October 26 at 1:03pm


Volunteers are needed for the 5th annual Town Brook Clean Up this weekend. Jacksonville alderman Lori Large-Oldenettel is looking for 80 to 120 volunteers over the age of 18 to Read More

Carrollton looks to fill vacancy left by death of former Mayor

By Blake Schnitker on October 26 at 9:41am

A Greene County city is still reeling after the loss of a former mayor earlier this month. Francis “Gene” Baker passed away on October 14th at the age of 70. Read More

West Central Illinois harvest nearing completion

By Blake Schnitker on October 25 at 1:07pm


Harvest season for corn and soybeans throughout Illinois is drawing to a close. Temperatures and precipitation across the state remain high. The average local temperature last week was 61 degrees, Read More

A. Gaudio & Sons selling Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch Inc.

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 11:49am


The Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch wholesaler is changing owners after 69 years of service. WLDS-WEAI News received word this morning that Golden Eagle Distributing Inc., the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler out of Hannibal, Missouri Read More

City Council approves $25,000 donation to WCMT from 2017 budget

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 7:05am


The City of Jacksonville has taken action to assist West Central Mass Transit in the company’s time of need. Ten days ago West Central Mass Transit officially suspended services on Read More

Local fans recap Wrigley Field experience for Game 6 Cubs win

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 1:16pm


A Jacksonville couple was among the thousands of fans to witness a sight Chicago Cubs fans have been dreaming of for 71 years. With the Chicago Cubs leading the Los Read More

Morgan County approves Sale in Error fee

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 12:43pm


Morgan County commissioners approved a new property tax resolution this morning. County Treasurer Jenny Geirnaeirt explains the Sale in Error fee applies to tax buyers who buy delinquent taxes during Read More

City Council to discuss West Central Mass Transit temporary shutdown

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 7:00am


Jacksonville aldermen have taken note of the temporary shutdown of West Central Mass Transit City Council will discuss payment options for the transportation service that shuttles residents around Morgan County. Read More

Low Illinois College food inspection score sparks reaction from students

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 10:48am

Illinois College students are voicing their concerns with the dining options on campus after the school received a poor health inspection rating. Cummings Dining Hall, one of three dining options Read More

Trial date set for Jacksonville man facing first degree murder charges

By Blake Schnitker on October 22 at 5:45am


A trial date has been set for Robert Gill, the Jacksonville man facing three charges of first degree murder. Both sides met briefly in front of a half-packed Morgan County Read More