Four-county area unemployment rate continues to fall

By Blake Schnitker on September 24 at 10:03am

Unemployment rates in West Central Illinois continue to fall and remain among the best in the state. Ron Payne from the Illinois Department of Employment Security says that the four-county Read More

Duvendack reaches out to drivers during Farm Safety Week

By Ryne Turke on September 24 at 9:49am


Here’s a friendly reminder to drive with caution on country roads as harvest season is in full swing. With this being farm safety week, Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack says Read More

Recently-revived IC Debate team wins at UMKC tourney

By Blake Schnitker on September 23 at 12:53pm


With a win at the University of Missouri-Kansas City last weekend, Illinois College’s Debate team started their fall season on promising note. The winning team at UMKC was made up Read More

Bonjean Joins Supreme Court Staff

By Gary Scott on September 23 at 10:25am

A Routt Catholic High School graduate has been appointed to a position with the Illinois Supreme Court. Christopher Bonjean has been appointed as director of the office of communications and Read More

The 47th annual Steam Show comes to Jacksonville this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on September 23 at 7:16am


Antique farming machinery, old time crafts and more will be on display at the Prairie Land Heritage Fall Festival and Steam Show this weekend. The 47th annual Steam Show kicks Read More

Greene County gets grant to pay off Macoupin Creek construction

By Ryne Turke on September 22 at 1:11pm


Greene County Rural Water can pay a chunk off a chunk of debt thanks to a recently awarded Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant. On Friday, Senator Dick Durbin announced over Read More

Blood Needed Now

By Gary Scott on September 22 at 11:34am


The Central Illinois Community Blood Center has put out an urgent call for blood donors. Specifically, CICB spokesman Mindy Melton says the need is for platelet donors, and type O Read More

District 117 presents new budget, reviews performances on PARCC exams

By Blake Schnitker on September 22 at 8:43am

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A budget hearing for the 2017 fiscal year kicked off last night’s District 117 meeting. Superintendent Steve Ptacek shared his thoughts on this year’s budget, and talked about how the Read More

Good Time Doc’s burglars in custody

By Ryne Turke on September 21 at 11:30am


The individuals responsible for vandalizing a Jacksonville bar earlier this month have been captured. A press conference was held in Adams County this morning to announce the arrest of Bradley Read More

Jennings running for South Jacksonville Village President

By Ryne Turke on September 21 at 10:56am


A village resident has launched his campaign for South Jacksonville President. In an interview with WLDS-WEAI News, Harry Jennings says he made the decision to run for Village President “a Read More