Morgan County deputies switching to digital radios

By Jim McCabe on February 11 at 12:38pm


A change is coming soon to the way Morgan County Sheriff’s Department deputies communicate. Officers will soon be switching from the current analog format, which has been used for decades, Read More

Speakman named Blue Diamond Community Service winner

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 12:37pm


The second annual Blue Diamond Community Service Award has been announced. The First National Bank of Arenzville selected Larry Speakman of Jacksonville for the award that recognizes outstanding volunteers in Read More

Report shows high unemployment/poverty numbers for Illinois minorities

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


A new report shows poverty rates in Illinois are as much as three times higher for minorities than for whites. The 44-page study, conducted by Heartland Alliance, examined the impact Read More

Local teacher selected for Appplebee Art Gallery

By Ryne Turke on February 11 at 8:24am


An art instructor from Rushville-Industry High School has been selected as the featured artist for MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery this week. Jason Ackman has been focusing on his studio Read More

Campaign ad hammers McCann for documented tax liens

By Jim McCabe on February 10 at 4:31pm


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann’s reported tax problems are back in the spotlight. McCann is facing a challenger in the Republican Primary. An advertisement running on our radio stations claims Read More

Lonzerotti’s to change owners again

By Ryne Turke on February 10 at 4:29pm

It appears the ownership of a popular Jacksonville restaurant is set to change hands again. Just two weeks ago, Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant landlord Mike Griffitts informed WLDS/WEAI he was purchasing Read More

District 117 denied federal help for school improvements

By Ryne Turke on February 10 at 7:44am

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District 117 will not be receiving federal money which would have contributed towards the renovation and improvement of several schools. On Friday, the Illinois State Board of Education released a Read More

Stop signs coming to Church St. intersections; N. Main to be rehabbed

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 12:43pm


Jacksonville’s Street Department is taking out the stop lights at two major intersections near downtown, and replacing them with stop signs. It’s been nearly two years since the stop lights Read More

Davis hoping to make flying more family-friendly

By Ryne Turke on February 9 at 12:35pm


Representative Rodney Davis has introduced a new provision to help make flying more family-friendly. The provision was included in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. According to a Read More

Jax appropriations budget passes, but not unanimously

By Jim McCabe on February 9 at 9:17am


During last night’s City Council meeting, which followed the dog park presentation, aldermen passed the first reading of the 2016 Appropriations Budget. The vote was 8-2, with Lori Large-Oldenettel and Read More