Jacksonville buzzing about low gas prices

By Ryne Turke on November 20 at 12:28pm


The price for a gallon of gas in Jacksonville today is $2.57, the lowest it’s been in over four years. According to our gas records at WLDS/WEAI, the last time Read More

IC welcomes public to tour new archive facility

By Ryne Turke on November 20 at 12:24pm


Illinois College is inviting the public to tour the newly renovated Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives on Friday. The facility has been relocated to the first floor of Schewe Library and Read More

Man arrested for possessing 12 pounds of pot after police chase

By Jim McCabe on November 20 at 10:18am


A California man remains in custody after allegedly tossing a duffel bag full of marijuana out of a car during a high-speed police chase in Morgan County last night. Forty-four-year-old Read More

Jax mayor speaks out against “manning” legislation for fire departments

By Jim McCabe on November 20 at 8:40am


Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard was in Springfield yesterday to talk about firefighters unions wanting the ability to negotiate the number of crew members each piece of equipment carries. A bill Read More

Deadline approaching for potential aldermen running for open seats

By Jim McCabe on November 20 at 8:40am

Here’s a reminder to get moving if you have plans to run for an alderman seat in Jacksonville and haven’t picked up the paperwork yet. The petition Filing Period for Read More

New charges filed against Beardstown man in connection with death of child

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 4:50pm


New charges against a Beardstown man have been filed in connection to the death of a child earlier this month. Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Nieto-Roman was charged by Cass County State’s Attorney Read More

‘Dosh to see more truck traffic after Beardstown bridge limit imposed

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 12:33pm


The village president of Meredosia says he’s concerned about increased traffic through town as a result of load restrictions placed on a Beardstown bridge. Officials with the Illinois Department of Read More

“Interstellar” includes locally-made props

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 12:33pm


A Virginia woman’s craftwork has made its way into a major movie. Marcia Cox, the owner of the Clear Creek Mercantile Shop in Virginia, was commissioned to make three corn Read More

Update: Woodson man jailed on sexual assault charges

By Jim McCabe on November 19 at 9:56am


A Woodson man faces charges stemming from alleged sexual assaults in 2012. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Schwalb was booked at the Morgan County Jail at around 7:30 last night on Morgan County Read More

District 117 shows support for education funding referendum

By Ryne Turke on November 18 at 11:09pm


Last night’s District 117 school board meeting stretched into the late evening hours with lengthy discussions on several topics, including Senate Bill 16. Board members unanimously approved the education reform, Read More