Salvation Army opens Christmas food and gift registrations

By Ryne Turke on October 18 at 2:13pm


Registration for Christmas food and gift assistance through Salvation Army starts today. The Christmas Food Basket distribution is a joint effort between the Jacksonville Community Food Center, MCS and Salvation Read More

Jacksonville woman receives supervision for involvement in burglary

By Ryne Turke on October 18 at 1:05pm


A Jacksonville woman won’t serve additional jail time for her role in a Cass County burglary earlier this year. Investigators say 40-year-old Sheila Beavers and 49-year-old Mark Neff broke into Read More

Another week of warm temps, limited rain for local harvest

By Blake Schnitker on October 18 at 1:04pm


Harvest activities continue in West Central Illinois with warmer temperatures and below normal precipitation. Temperatures in the West Southwest District last week averaged nearly two degrees higher than the rest Read More

Lake Jacksonville ending successful 2016 season

By Ryne Turke on October 18 at 7:01am


An exciting year at Lake Jacksonville is coming to a close. Jacksonville Community Development and Recreational Facilities Director Kelly Hall made the announcement this week that the final day of Read More

Davidsmeyer, Ezard react to West Central Mass Transit temporary shutdown

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:54pm


A local representative is reacting to West Central Mass Transit’s temporary suspension of services. On Friday, West Central Mass Transit Executive Director Jean Jumper informed WLDS-WEAI News that transportation services Read More

Jury finds Arenzville man still a sexually violent person

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:50pm


A Morgan County jury found that a registered sex offender from Arenzville is still a sexually violent person. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office made that announcement Friday following a three-day Read More

Local veterans gear up for Honor Flight

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 6:40am


Eighty Illinois veterans will make the trip to Washington D.C. at the end of the month. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight allows veterans of World War II, Vietnam and Read More

Local brothers continue tradition of family military service

By Ryne Turke on October 15 at 9:42am


A 20-year-old Franklin native is continuing the tradition of military service in family. Around this time two years ago Nick Tillery would have been suiting up for his senior season Read More

CROP Walk donations help Hurricane Matthew recovery

By Blake Schnitker on October 15 at 9:24am


Local residents can help recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew at this weekend’s CROP Walk. Haiti, Cuba and parts of the southeastern United States were recently devastated by the tropical storm. Read More

“Mac Nation” returns to Jacksonville for homecoming weekend

By Blake Schnitker on October 15 at 7:58am


MacMurray College is channeling “Mac Nation” for this week’s homecoming events. According to Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Marie Whaley, this year’s theme was inspired by MacMurray President Mark Tierno. Read More