SCHOOL CLOSINGS: JHS, Routt and other schools closed

By Blake Schnitker on February 22 at 5:55am

Jacksonville School District 117 is announcing that there will be no school today. Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour’s Elementary School have also been canceled. Other schools that are Read More

Early voting now open in Morgan County

By David Coy on February 21 at 5:27pm

The early voting delay lasted for only a day. According to Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggner, early voting began on February 9th ,after she and other county clerks decided to Read More

Chapin Area Rescue Squad expects to upgrade services while Passavant discontinues paramedic service

By David Coy on February 21 at 3:37pm

Area Emergency Medical Service providers are reacting to Passavant’s announcement to discontinue its paramedic service. During a press conference yesterday, Passavant President and CEO Harry Schmidt announced that the hospital Read More

Fugitive from Delaware arrested by Murrayville-Woodson Police

By Blake Schnitker on February 21 at 12:12pm

A fugitive who allegedly escaped from a prison in Delaware last year has been apprehended by local police. Officers with the Murrayville-Woodson Police Department arrested 30-year old Jordan McGowan, of Read More

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Two-hour late start for District 117, Routt

By Blake Schnitker on February 21 at 6:08am

Jacksonville School District 117, along with Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour’s Grade School, will start two hours later this morning. Four Rivers School District, Franklin Community Unit #1, Read More

Lorenz “Skeez” Kleinschmidt award Blue Diamond Community Service Award

By David Coy on February 20 at 7:45pm

A long time Cass County board member was recently awarded the Blue Diamond Community Service Award.    The late Lorenz “Skeez” Kleinschmidt was honored for his long term service to the Read More

Jacksonville Public Library soon to offer mobile WiFi hot spots

By David Coy on February 20 at 6:49pm

Those without access to the internet may soon be in luck. The Jacksonville Public Library is in the process of finalizing the purchase of 10 mobile WiFi hot spots. People Read More

Passavant to discontinue Paramedic program; Lifestar, America to provide full ambulance services

By Blake Schnitker on February 20 at 4:07pm

A local hospital is announcing the discontinuation of Paramedic program at the end of March. Passavant Area Hospital announced today that it will no longer offer paramedics, due to its Read More

Flood Watch for Jacksonville area until tomorrow morning as rain continues to fall

By Blake Schnitker on February 20 at 7:23am

Heavy rains continue to fall on most of the state, and particularly on communities in west central Illinois, the precipitation shows no signs of slowing up. Here at WLDS/WEAI we Read More

Brandt-Thomas Educational Center offering courses for area residents

By Blake Schnitker on February 19 at 11:07am

A new educational center is offering a number of courses this year for area individuals with visual impairments. The Brandt-Thomas Educational Center is offering close to ten classes in 2018, Read More