Hohmann family makes donation to Passavant

By Ryne Turke on February 8 at 12:33pm

Gertrude Hohmann

A donation from the family of a long-time nursing director has been made to Passavant Area Hospital. According to a press release, a contribution of $2,200 was made in honor Read More

City Council preview: 2016 budget, dog park presentation

By Jim McCabe on February 8 at 6:27am

There are some “prequels” scheduled before tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. The first is a presentation by the University of Illinois at 4 p.m. regarding the Jacksonville Dog Park. That Read More

Mac holding 1st Nearly Naked Mile

By Ryne Turke on February 6 at 9:08am


MacMurray College will hold its first Nearly Naked Mile on Monday to benefit the Jacksonville Salvation Army. Participants will wear clothing to the event they wish to donate, strip down Read More

South Jax Village Hall gets new look

By Ryne Turke on February 6 at 9:07am


Changes have been made at South Jacksonville’s Village Hall, but not the kind you might be expecting. Village Clerk Dani Glascock says the trustees and employees in the office have Read More

New COGFA report suggests lower contributions in teacher retirement

By Jim McCabe on February 6 at 9:07am


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is weighing in on a new report focusing on teacher retirement contributions. According to the Commission on Government Forecasting And Accountability, the recommended percentage of Read More

Morgan Co. sheriff crime report out for 2015

By Jim McCabe on February 6 at 9:06am


The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has released crime statistics for 2015.      There was a slight increase in criminal offenses reported from 2014, up to 459. The clearance rate was Read More

LaHood honors National Catholic Schools week

By Ryne Turke on February 5 at 12:58pm


Representative Darin LaHood cosponsored a resolution this week honoring National Catholic Schools week. The 18th district of Illinois is home to 28 Catholic Schools. LaHood, a graduate of a Catholic Read More

IC basketball hosts Play4Kay Day

By Ryne Turke on February 5 at 12:58pm


The Illinois College Blueboys and Lady Blues will wear black and pink socks during Saturday’s game against Lawrence University to celebrate Play4Kay Day. The socks will be sold on campus Read More

New Directions celebrating five year anniversary

By Ryne Turke on February 5 at 12:20pm


A homeless shelter in Jacksonville is celebrating its five year anniversary with a special event this weekend. New Directions Director Vanessa Tyus tells WLDS/WEAI News that the shelter is “blessed, Read More

Davidsmeyer sponsors legislation ending pay increases during budget impasse

By Jim McCabe on February 5 at 7:21am


Jacksonville State Representative CD Davidsmeyer is co-sponsoring legislation that will block an automatic pay increase for Illinois lawmakers. The automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is based on statistics created Read More