District 117 approves three action items to start school year

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 9:20pm

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District 117 board members were busy at last night’s school board meeting, approving a new computer software program, establishing a contract with an autism program and increasing pay for basketball Read More

School supplies being collected for Turner students

By Jim McCabe on August 20 at 1:11pm


Jacksonville Main Street and Turner Junior High School are again partnering to make sure students have everything they need to go back to school. When thinking of school donations, officials Read More

Concussion training required for ISHA athletic staff

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 1:11pm


The newly signed law requires the Illinois High School Association to give athletic staff in the state an online training course on concussions. Governor Pat Quinn believes the results will Read More

Radio station staff takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; find out who they nominated!

By Jim McCabe on August 20 at 10:58am


The challenge has been issued to three West Central Illinois civic leaders after three members of the WLDS-WEAI staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge this morning. News director Jim McCabe, Read More

Trap-neuter-release program aims to fix feral cat problem

By Jim McCabe on August 20 at 7:43am


A group in Morgan County is working to create a program where feral cats are captured and neutered before being released. A meeting was held in the Jacksonville municipal building Read More

New software equipment among topics for District 117 meeting tonight

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 7:40am

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With students making their return to classes this week, District 117 board members will meet tonight to cast their votes on action items such as an agreement with an autism Read More

Protestors want more minorities hired as teachers in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 20 at 7:24am


A group of Jacksonville residents are picketing outside the District 117 Central Office in Jacksonville this week to fight against perceived discrimination practices at the district. Of around 250 teachers, Read More

Former Waverly police officer gets IDOC sentence

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:15pm


A former Waverly police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while on duty last year will serve time in prison for the crime. Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Angelo of Auburn Read More

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot police

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 3:08pm


One man remains in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot police officers during an incident in Beardstown last night. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Wright of Socorro, New Mexico was booked at the Read More

The toy is back in town

By Jim McCabe on August 19 at 1:25pm


Specifically, the new Kiwanis Toy. The “big toy”, as it’s known, is a set of playground equipment that’s replacing the old set in Community Park. Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Superintendent Read More