Parks and Lakes deer-duck lottery coming up

By Jim McCabe on August 30 at 11:11am


Two important dates are coming up for the Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Department. Parks and Lakes Superintendent Bruce Surratt appeared on the most recent edition of WLDS’ “What’s On Your Read More

Dreams Drawing set for tomorrow

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 11:10am


Someone will be $100,000 richer tomorrow thanks to the Routt/Our Saviour Dreams Drawing. The Dreams Drawing will be held at 6 p.m. outside the Routt Catholic High School during the Read More

Red Cross provides safety tips in final weeks of summer

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 11:05am


The American Red Cross is encouraging families in West Central Illinois to end the summer safe and sound. Among the concerns people need to watch for over the holiday weekend Read More

American Hauntings Festival of Haunts opens today

By Ryne Turke on August 30 at 7:05am

James Eldred House

Anyone searching for a full day of spooks and scares is invited to the American Hauntings Festival of Haunts today in Greene County. This year’s event will be held in Read More

Jax woman marks three-year anniversary of child’s death from house fire

By Jim McCabe on August 30 at 7:04am


Friends and family gathered yesterday at the site where a house fire claimed the life of a young boy three years ago. Isaiah Brooks, who would have been nine years Read More

Patrols increased for Illinois roads this weekend

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 1:10pm


As Illinois residents prepare to hit the road for the holiday weekend, police are beefing up their patrols. State police Captain Scott Compton says they’ll be keeping a close watch Read More

South Jax responds to suspended employee FOIA request

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 1:09pm


South Jacksonville officials are revealing the name of the employee who was suspended earlier this month. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request by WLDS-WEAI News, officials indicate building Read More

Several aldermanic seats up for grabs in Jax

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 1:09pm


Information is now available for Jacksonville citizens interested in running for an aldermanic position in the 2015 consolidated elections. City Clerk Skip Bradshaw says you can obtain documents at his Read More

Medical marijuana cultivation center hopefuls meet in Jax today

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am


Jacksonville officials are listening to four presentations today from developers who want to build cultivation centers for medical marijuana in the city. Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation President Terry Denison Read More

Fire damages South Clay home

By Jim McCabe on August 29 at 7:28am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

A fire caused about $16,000 worth of damage to a home on South Clay last night. Jacksonville Fire Department reports indicate it happened at 817 South Clay. Fire crews were Read More