South Jax trustees pushing for second investigation by ISP

By Ryne Turke on September 3 at 9:24pm

South Jacksonville trustees have taken action to re-open a second investigation by the Illinois State Police, looking into alleged wrongdoing at Village Hall. The majority of Thursday’s South Jacksonville meeting Read More

Prison time for man found guilty of deadly crash

By Jim McCabe on September 3 at 12:41pm

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A Carrollton man will serve a five-year prison sentence in connection to a deadly accident in 2013. The sentence was handed down to 38-year-old Garry Hillis on Monday in Greene Read More

MacMurray spending September promoting deaf awareness

By Jim McCabe on September 3 at 12:39pm


The MacMurray College American Sign Language Club is promoting National Deaf Awareness Month this month with weekly events that are open to the public. Events include weekly sign language classes, Read More

Prairieland United Way opens 2015 campaign

By Ryne Turke on September 3 at 10:18am


Prairieland United Way supporters met at the Nichols Park Pavilion this morning for the Corporate Campaign Kickoff. The 2015 United Way Campaign Theme is “LIVE UNITED- Building Stronger Communities.” Representative Read More

New hog facility opens up near Meredosia

By Jim McCabe on September 3 at 7:24am


They’re squealing with delight about a new hog farm that’s opening in northwestern Morgan County. An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Six family hog farm south Read More

Light agenda scheduled for South Jax meeting

By Ryne Turke on September 3 at 7:24am

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South Jacksonville trustees have a light agenda scheduled for tonight’s monthly meeting. Action will be taken on a contract with West Central Mass Transit for the Concert in the Cornfield. Read More

Date set next Wednesday for motions to be made in Heitbrink case

By Jim McCabe on September 2 at 1:04pm


We’re inching closer to a trial for Robert Heitbrink, the Jacksonville man accused of a 2013 murder. Heitbrink and his attorneys appeared in court for a pre-trial conference this morning, Read More

Davidsmeyer refuses health benefits during budget battle

By Ryne Turke on September 2 at 1:02pm


Jacksonville’s State Representative is among nearly one-fifth of the Illinois General Assembly refusing to accept health insurance benefits. Illinois taxpayers were responsible for spending $1.23 million last year on health Read More

Jacksonville a “redneck” city?

By Jim McCabe on September 2 at 1:01pm

A website is positioning Jacksonville at Number 5 on the list of most “redneck” cities in Illinois. The website,, claims it used “scientific data” to compile the list, such Read More

2015 DREAMS drawing sells out in record time

By Ryne Turke on September 2 at 1:00pm


The final ticket for the 2015 Routt/Our Saviour DREAMS drawing has been purchased. DREAMS Chairman Jeff Mossman confirmed with WLDS/WEAI News that the last ticket was sold at around noon Read More