Red Kettle Campaign optimistic about reaching $100,000 goal

By Blake Schnitker on December 7 at 6:16am


The Salvation Army’s local Red Kettle Campaign is ahead of last year’s pace just weeks away from Christmas. Major Charles Pinkston told WLDS-WEAI News several weeks ago that the local Read More

Turner Teachers Wowed by Visit

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 1:04pm


There was a bit of a WOW factor this past week as teachers and staff got a first-hand look at the newest part of Turner Junior high. The building is Read More

Jacksonville man still missing three months later

By Blake Schnitker on December 6 at 12:32pm


The whereabouts of a Jacksonville man remain unknown months after he was first reported missing. Reports says Ronald Turner was last seen in Jacksonville on August 20th, a little more Read More

Long Time Political Observer Doubting Any Long Term Budget Under Rauner

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 9:52am

A long-time political reporter doubts the state will get a new budget before next summer. In fact, Chicago Tribune’s Ray Long says there may be no budget until democrats try Read More

Series of Grade School Boundary Mtgs Start in Jax Tonight

By Gary Scott on December 6 at 6:00am

Jacksonville school district 117 administration officials begin a series of meetings tonight vital to the future enrollment of neighborhood schools in the city. The meetings are designed to examine the Read More

Jerseyville residents arrested for suspected arson in Greene County

By Ryne Turke on December 6 at 5:55am

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A pair of Jerseyville residents spent time behind bars last week after their alleged involvement in a suspected case of arson in Greene County. According to Greene County Sheriff Rob Read More

Jacksonville Gets an Instant Winner from the Lottery

By Gary Scott on December 5 at 9:52am


A Jacksonville man has got a little extra Christmas cash, thanks to a winning Illinois lottery ticket. 23-year-old Brenton Kitson has been identified by Illinois Lottery as the winner in Read More

Preparing your car for the winter weather

By Ryne Turke on December 5 at 6:15am


With the first snow of the year in the books, West Central Illinois drivers should start preparing their cars for the winter season. David Zink of Zink’s Auto Clinic in Read More

Representative Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on lack of state budget

By Blake Schnitker on December 3 at 10:00am


State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville believes the time for Illinois to pass a budget bill is now. At the conclusion of the state’s veto session on Thursday, legislators passed Read More

Group of local Vets joining Dakota Access Pipeline protests

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 12:11pm


Despite the frigid weather, several local Veterans are making the trek to North Dakota this weekend in protest of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Jacksonville natives Tyson Manker, Patrick McKinnon Read More