Illinois places 25th in obesity rankings

By Ryne Turke on September 14 at 8:02am


Obesity rankings have been released for each state in the United States and Illinois finished in the middle of the pack. The report released by the group Trust for America’s Read More

Little Caesar’s donating pizzas to Jacksonville shelter

By Jim McCabe on September 13 at 11:20am

A new pizza chain in Jacksonville is having a big impact on the city’s homeless shelter. The Jacksonville Little Caesar’s establishment has been donating, on average, about 25 pizzas every Read More

Parents reacting to Common Core in schools

By Jim McCabe on September 13 at 11:05am


Some West Central Illinois families are taking action in response to the implementation of new educational standards. While WLDS-WEAI News was at a Winchester school board meeting this week, a Read More

Crimestoppers investigating local burglary

By Ryne Turke on September 13 at 11:00am


Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott Counties are requesting information on a local burglary. According to the Jacksonville Police Department, sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Read More

Greene County in favor of medical marijuana grow centers

By Ryne Turke on September 13 at 7:51am

greene county

It appears there is another county in West Central Illinois showing support for medical marijuana grow centers. The Jacksonville Journal Courier reports that the Greene County Board has adopted a Read More

Revised forcast shows more corn and soybeans in West Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on September 13 at 6:51am

corn in hand

The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre. That number is up from a forecast last month of 188 and more than last year’s results of Read More

WLDS/WEAI Is Now Streaming!

By Rob Thomas on September 12 at 5:48pm

Click on the JHS @ SHG link below to listen to our new online stream. We are trying out a few options so please be patient as we make it Read More

4th annual 5k run for education, Homecoming on JHS’s busy schedule

By Richard Holton on September 12 at 12:47pm


The 4th Annual 5k Run for Education will take place on the 20th of September to benefit teachers in District 117. The run will start at 8:00am at the Square, Read More

Krush Nutrition moves into former Times Theater

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 12:46pm


Krush Nutrition, which has been in business for the past two years, is making the move from their previous location off West Morton, to a facility with around 6,000 additional Read More

IC gives back for National Day of Service and Remembrance

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 7:15am

Sheriff Duvendack receiving gift bags from IC students

Several Illinois College students showed their appreciation for first responders and military members in Jacksonville yesterday for National Day of Service and Remembrance. Students dropped off nearly 450 gift bags Read More