Waverly combine suffers total loss in fire

By Ryne Turke on October 7 at 4:28pm


A combine in Waverly mysteriously burst in flames this afternoon. Waverly Fire Chief Glen Brown says the cause of the fire, which occurred at Stayton Dairy Road, could have been Read More

Local state rep weighs in on auditor general selection

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:31pm


A member of the Illinois House is being recommended to be the state’s next auditor general. The Legislative Audit Commission voted 11-1 on Tuesday for Spring Valley Democrat Frank Mautino, Read More

Employee accused of stealing $27K from Burger Board sentenced

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:07pm


A former employee of a Jacksonville fast food restaurant will serve jail time for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the store. Twenty-five-year-old Ashliegh Fredericks of the 4-hundred block Read More

Local day care owner part of class-action suit

By Jim McCabe on October 7 at 1:06pm

A Jacksonville woman is one of the people bringing on a federal lawsuit seeking a refund for home day care workers in Illinois. The workers want millions of dollars in Read More

Morgan County Fairgrounds hosts Mobile Food Pantry

By Ryne Turke on October 7 at 7:07am


The Morgan County Fairgrounds will be transformed into a Mobile Food Pantry this Thursday. Crop Walk Chairman Jared Reno appeared on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” last week to talk Read More

Gill pleads “not guilty” to murder charges

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 3:37pm


Robert Gill, the Jacksonville man behind bars for the alleged murder of Andy Maul, pled “not guilty” to the charges in Morgan County Court this afternoon. A crowded courtroom, mostly Read More

Crop report shows local corn harvest at 71 percent

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 12:00pm

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More dry weather allowed Illinois farmers to continue fall tillage, fertilizer application and harvesting this week. Districts to the south of Illinois received the majority of the precipitation. The West Read More

Waverly High promote teen suicide prevention awareness

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 11:57am


A total of 131 backpacks were placed in front of Waverly High School on Monday to raise awareness for teen suicide prevention. Statistics show that every eleven minutes a teenager Read More

New Berlin coach gets probation for drunk driving incident

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 6:26am


New Berlin’s High School football coach has received 18 months of probation after admitting to driving drunk. Champaign County Court records show that Barry Creviston pled guilty to the charge Read More

Flu Clinic returning to Morgan County Thursday

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 6:03am


The annual Morgan County Health Department Flu Clinic is right around the corner. The two-day service will take place at the Jacksonville High School Bowl on Thursday from 1-6 p.m. Read More