Winner announced for County Market “Supermarket Sweep”

By Ryne Turke on March 28 at 12:29pm


An Ashland resident has been selected as the grand prize winner of the County Market “Supermarket Sweep” event. Debbie DeGeal will have two minutes to cram as many groceries into Read More

Pike County Farm Bureau against Grain Belt Express

By Ryne Turke on March 28 at 12:28pm


The Pike County Farm Bureau is raising opposition to the transmission pipeline that would run through the county. Board of directors voted against the Grain Belt Express Clean Line during Read More

Police called on South Jax resident after attempted use of Village Hall copier

By Jim McCabe on March 27 at 11:02pm

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A strange incident at South Jacksonville’s Village Hall on Friday afternoon results in police being called in after a resident says he wanted to use the building’s copy machine.        Read More

Camp Care-a-Lot gets supplies donated from Springfield Clinic

By Jim McCabe on March 27 at 1:22pm


A Jacksonville youth camp was the beneficiary of a big donation from Springfield Clinic this morning. Clinic officials presented Camp Care-a-Lot with $2,500 worth of supplies for children who attend Read More

District 117 board candidates featured on “What’s On Your Mind?”

By Ryne Turke on March 27 at 1:21pm


The five District 117 school board candidates were featured on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program this morning. Incumbents Mike Lonergan and Steven Cantrell, along with newcomers Corinne Wagner, Libby Read More

Boyd Foundation holds Murder Mystery Fundraiser

By Ryne Turke on March 27 at 1:01pm


The community is invited to participate in a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser tomorrow in Greene County. The Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation and People’s Bank of White Hall will showcase Read More

Order a colorectal cancer screening kit at the drive-through

By Jim McCabe on March 27 at 7:26am


You’re not exactly ordering a burger and fries at this drive-through, but instead, a free kit that just might save your life. And actually, if you eat a lot of Read More

New measure designed to temporarily fill large hole in state’s budget now official

By Jim McCabe on March 27 at 7:25am


The Illinois Senate approved a bill yesterday that would rearrange money in the current budget to plug a $1.6-billion gap. Governor Rauner later signed the bill into law, which will Read More

White Hall-based counselor the target of state investigation

By Jim McCabe on March 27 at 7:25am


The Illinois State Board of Education has opened up a misconduct investigation against a West Central Illinois school counselor. The State Journal-Register reports the investigation is against Regan Ruyle, a Read More

Community care advocates still looking for total shut-down of SIDCs

By Jim McCabe on March 26 at 1:01pm


Not satisfied with the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center and others in the state, a group is renewing its push for all state-run institutions to shut down. During a Read More