Construction well underway at Turner Junior High School

By Ryne Turke on June 23 at 6:48am


WLDS-WEAI News tagged along with several District 117 board members on Wednesday to tour sections of the 60-year-old building that will soon be renamed Jacksonville Middle School. Superintendent Steve Ptacek Read More

Team works on former Native American village in our area

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 1:33pm


Work is wrapping up this week on the latest chapter of a project to uncover an ancient civilization literally buried in a Cass County cornfield. A large fortified village that Read More

MacMurray student enrollment on the rise

By Ryne Turke on June 22 at 12:55pm


MacMurray College is on track to surpass 2015-2016’s student enrollment numbers. According to Director of Admissions Tressman Goode, MacMurray’s enrollment is jumping from 179 new students last year to over Read More

Recycling drive looking to bring benches to Jacksonville’s future dog park

By Ryne Turke on June 22 at 7:22am


A Jacksonville foundation is looking to turn used caps and lids into benches for the city’s future dog park. The Jacksonville Dream Center Foundation and the Bark Park have been Read More

Soybean planting nearing completion in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on June 21 at 12:45pm


Crop statistician Mark Schleusener has more. “The Illinois soybean crop is 96 percent planted and 88 percent emerged, very close to normal progress. One percent of soybean acres are now Read More

Springfield woman arrested for neglect

By Tiffani Homer on June 20 at 4:23pm

Jacksonville Police made one arrest this afternoon. Forty-two-year-old Jennifer Adams of Springfield was arrested around noon for criminal abuse, neglect, and life endangerment. According to reports, Adams appeared to have Read More

Local amateur radio gathering part of international event

By Jim McCabe on June 20 at 2:51pm


They’ll be “hamming” it up at an amateur radio event in South Jacksonville this weekend. The American Radio Relay League’s international Field Day event will be celebrated locally by members Read More

Suspected meth house busted down the street from Morgan County Jail

By Jim McCabe on June 20 at 2:44pm


A Jacksonville man was arrested today in connection to an alleged methamphetamine-manufacturing operation down the street from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Maxwell of the 300 block of Read More

“402 conference” scheduled for mother of abandoned baby

By Jim McCabe on June 20 at 7:01am

The attempted murder case of a Jacksonville teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster could be over by the end of this month. The defendant, who is Read More

Police looking to identify two individuals

By Ryne Turke on June 19 at 9:39am

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Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott County are asking for your help in identifying two individuals. According to police reports, an undetermined amount of mislaid cash was taken from a self-checkout Read More