Low Illinois College food inspection score sparks reaction from students

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 10:48am

Illinois College students are voicing their concerns with the dining options on campus after the school received a poor health inspection rating. Cummings Dining Hall, one of three dining options Read More

Trial date set for Jacksonville man facing first degree murder charges

By Blake Schnitker on October 22 at 5:45am


A trial date has been set for Robert Gill, the Jacksonville man facing three charges of first degree murder. Both sides met briefly in front of a half-packed Morgan County Read More

Future of downstate Illinois transportation in question

By Ryne Turke on October 21 at 1:05pm


The recent temporary shutdown of West Central Mass Transit could be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future of downstate Illinois transportation. Delays in payments caused Read More

Passavant owed around $6 million from the state

By Blake Schnitker on October 21 at 1:04pm


Hundreds of organizations across the state are being effected by Illinois’ budget crisis, and Passavant Area Hospital is no different. President and CEO Doug Rahn, who announced his retirement at Read More

Jacksonville celebrates sixth annual Pumpkin Festival

By Blake Schnitker on October 21 at 7:02am


There’s something for everyone at Jacksonville’s sixth annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday. Plenty of activities for both kids and adults have been organized for the day. Kristen Jenkins of the Read More

Morgan County Sheriff endorses Noll

By Ryne Turke on October 20 at 1:05pm


Morgan County’s Sheriff has announced his support of current Morgan County State’s Attorney Gray Noll. In a press release, Duvendack said, “I have had the opportunity to work with Gray Read More

Local residents share thoughts on Presidential debates

By Blake Schnitker on October 20 at 1:04pm


With the third and final Presidential debate in the books, who do West Central Illinoisans feel should be our next Commander In Chief? WLDS-WEAI News hit the streets of Jacksonville Read More

Drop off unused prescription drugs at Jacksonville Police Department

By Blake Schnitker on October 20 at 9:44am

The Jacksonville Police Department is offering local residents a chance to help prevent prescription drug abuse this weekend. For the twelfth time in six years, Jacksonville Police are accepting expired, Read More

School District 117 hears updates on state budget and local renovations

By Blake Schnitker on October 20 at 9:39am


Updates regarding the state budget stalemate highlighted last night’s School District 117 Board Meeting. Superintendent Steve Ptacek vocalized concerns over the effectiveness of Illinois’ PTELL, or Property Tax Extension Law Read More

Starks receives three-year sentence on meth-related charge

By Blake Schnitker on October 19 at 2:33pm


A Brighton man will spend the next three years behind bars after his sentencing in Morgan County court yesterday. Forty-six-year-old Juan Starks was indicted by a grand jury in July Read More