Radio station staff takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; find out who they nominated!

By Jim McCabe on August 20 at 10:58am


The challenge has been issued to three West Central Illinois civic leaders after three members of the WLDS-WEAI staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge this morning. News director Jim McCabe, Read More

Trap-neuter-release program aims to fix feral cat problem

By Jim McCabe on August 20 at 7:43am


A group in Morgan County is working to create a program where feral cats are captured and neutered before being released. A meeting was held in the Jacksonville municipal building Read More

New software equipment among topics for District 117 meeting tonight

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 7:40am

district 117 logo

With students making their return to classes this week, District 117 board members will meet tonight to cast their votes on action items such as an agreement with an autism Read More

Protestors want more minorities hired as teachers in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 7:24am


A group of Jacksonville residents are picketing outside the District 117 Central Office in Jacksonville this week to fight against perceived discrimination practices at the district. Of around 250 teachers, Read More

Former Waverly police officer gets IDOC sentence

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:15pm


A former Waverly police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while on duty last year will serve time in prison for the crime. Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Angelo of Auburn Read More

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot police

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:08pm


One man remains in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot police officers during an incident in Beardstown last night. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Wright of Socorro, New Mexico was booked at the Read More

The toy is back in town

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 1:25pm


Specifically, the new Kiwanis Toy. The “big toy”, as it’s known, is a set of playground equipment that’s replacing the old set in Community Park. Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Superintendent Read More

Local farmers still ahead of five-year averages in latest crop report

By Ryne Turke on August 19 at 12:48pm


Farmers in the West Southwest district continued their strong crop production through a week of scattered showers in Illinois. According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, multiple Read More

New drug laws signed over the weekend

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 8:25am


Getting caught manufacturing methamphetamine could prove to be a bit costlier in West Central Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn signed three drug-related pieces of legislation Saturday that take effect January 1st. Read More

Advocacy group offers advice for local government activists

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 8:24am


If you’re interested in your local government, a group that helps people like you has some advice. When citizens become interested in their local government, sometimes the local government isn’t Read More