Dr. Reeve talks excessive heat exposure, safety precautions

By Blake Schnitker on June 19 at 12:33pm

Central Illinois got its first taste of scorching summer heat last week, and while it’s cooled off a bit this week, high temperatures are sure to make a return. With Read More

Jacksonville Police investigating multiple overnight vehicle break-ins

By Blake Schnitker on June 19 at 12:17pm

A series of overnight vehicle break-ins were reported to Jacksonville Police this morning. Between approximately 6 and 9 a.m., local authorities received more than 10 reports involving Break-ins to vehicles. Read More

Morton Avenue lanes scheduled to open up at start of July

By Blake Schnitker on June 19 at 8:57am

Lanes on Morton Avenue should start opening back up over the next few weeks. Crews from the Illinois Department of Transportation have been milling and paving lanes up and down Read More

MYPLAN Team Youth Leadership hosting summer kick-off

By Jack Jones on June 17 at 10:07am

A local youth leadership organization is starting up in Jacksonville. Kacy Anderson, of Midwest Youth Services, joined our WLDS’ AM Conversation on Friday to discuss her newest venture, MYPLAN Team. Read More

Former UFC champ and hall of famer airlifted following collision with train

By Jack Jones on June 17 at 10:04am

A legendary UFC fighter from the region remains in serious condition in Springfield following a crash involving a train late Friday morning in Montgomery County. 43-year old Matt Hughes of Read More

New website is “One Stop Shop” for local resources

By Jack Jones on June 17 at 9:15am

A new website can show all of the resources in the Jacksonville area for people in need. Jacksonvilleonestop.org is designed to be a “one stop shop” for resources and agencies Read More

Davidsmeyer happy with Rauner’s decision to call special session

By Blake Schnitker on June 16 at 2:06pm

State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is pleased that state lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol to try and finally pass a state budget. Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday announced that he’s Read More

Greene County boy drowns in family’s pond outside Roodhouse

By Blake Schnitker on June 16 at 9:26am

A Greene County family is mourning the loss of their four year-old son, who drowned in their family pond earlier this week west of Roodhouse. According to Greene County Coroner Read More

Book Signing with Jacksonville Author to be Held at Our Town Books

By Jack Jones on June 15 at 2:45pm

A local author and bookstore are teaming up for a book signing this weekend. Adam Kirk Smith, manager at our town books, will be signing his new book The Bravest Read More

Registration for Robbie McEvers Golf Tournament approaching

By Blake Schnitker on June 15 at 12:20pm

One of Jacksonville’s most traditional youth golfing tournaments is a little over a month away, but the deadline to register is approaching quickly. The 38th Annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Read More