Lincoln Museum Open President’s Day

By Zac Coffman on February 19 at 12:01am

Many offices and government buildings will be closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day. One place that will not be closing is the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield. Lincoln Read More

Jacksonville House Fire Causes Structural Damage, No Injuries

By Blake Schnitker on February 18 at 8:32am

No one is hurt following a residential fire in the 1,000 block of Mathers yesterday evening. According to the Jacksonville Fire Department, crews responded to a report of a residential Read More

One Dead Following Accident on Arenzville Road Yesterday Morning

By Blake Schnitker on February 18 at 5:40am

The Illinois State Police are reporting a fatal accident that happened yesterday morning at around 11:30 a.m. on Arenzville Road approximately half a mile south of IL Rt. 125. According Read More

LaHood, others remember life of former US House Minority Leader Bob Michel

By Blake Schnitker on February 17 at 12:24pm

Several state politicians are saddened by the passing of former U.S. House Minority Leader and Illinois-native Bob Michel. WLDS-WEAI News spoke with Illinois’ 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood, whose father Read More

Fire Safety Tips for The Warm Weekend

By Zac Coffman on February 17 at 12:23pm

Temperatures in West Central Illinois this weekend feel more like late spring than the middle of February. We could see high’s in the 70’s and with the warm weather you Read More

Dress Code a Topic of Discussion for District 117 Board

By Blake Schnitker on February 17 at 10:35am

District 117 is looking at possibly modifications to dress codes at the high school, junior high and elementary schools. A rather lengthy discussion took place at District 117’s Board meeting Read More

West Central Mass Transit to Receive Funds from Chili Cook Off

By Blake Schnitker on February 17 at 9:43am

West Central Mass Transit has been offering limited services to the community during weekdays and daytime-only hours for the past several months. By teaming with Don’s Place for their annual Read More

2016 Prairieland United Way reaches 95 Percent of It’s Goal

By Zac Coffman on February 17 at 3:00am

The Prairieland United Way is coming to the end of it’s 2016 Chip In campaign. The United Way has reached 95 percent of its goal of 530,000. Karen Walker, Executive Read More

Deaf UFC Fighter to Speak at MacMurray College Tonight

By Blake Schnitker on February 16 at 1:03pm

A professional athlete is coming to Jacksonville tonight to speak at a local college. Matt “The Hammer” Hammill, a hearing-impaired UFC fighter, will be speaking at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Read More

Davidsmeyer Reacts to Rauner’s Budget Address

By Zac Coffman on February 16 at 11:20am

Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his third Budget address yesterday. Illinois has not had a state budget since July of 2015. Local Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer says that Governor Rauner was trying Read More