Big Brothers Big Sisters hosting double fund raiser on Thursday

By David Coy on February 14 at 9:20am

The new year continues to unfold and so does the need for area nonprofits. Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois is set to host a “Pack the House” Read More

Jacksonville Children’s Foundation awards nearly $40,000 in grant money

By David Coy on February 13 at 8:00pm

Area organizations who provide services to children maybe getting a little help in 2018. The Jacksonville Children’s Foundation is an organization that’s looking for new and innovative ideas ways to Read More

Flu numbers increase in Illinois, Jacksonville still a concern

By David Coy on February 13 at 5:47pm

We are half way through the month of February but it’s no surprise if you are feeling under the weather. The latest Illinois report to the CDC for the first Read More

Hutchison’s Burke discusses proposed road project on East Michigan

By Blake Schnitker on February 13 at 10:51am

The city of Jacksonville and the Village of South Jacksonville are teaming with a local engineering firm for a proposed road project on East Michigan Avenue. At last night’s city Read More

Two people seriously injured in weekend crash west of Springfield

By Blake Schnitker on February 12 at 10:41am

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash just west of Springfield Saturday night. According to reports from Illinois State Police District 9, the crash occurred at Read More

City Council to discuss agreements for work on Michigan Ave, Dispatch Center

By Blake Schnitker on February 12 at 9:16am

Aldermen will be joined by area boy scouts on a rather busy schedule for tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting. Tonight’s city council meeting is the annual Boy Scout Citizenship Day Read More

CNB’s Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium returning again this year

By Blake Schnitker on February 11 at 6:00am

An area bank is announcing that “Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium” is returning again this year with proceeds from the event going to local youth baseball programs. CNB Bank & Read More

Overnight Arrests 2/9

By Blake Schnitker on February 10 at 7:36am

There were two arrests by Jacksonville Police last night. 39 year-old Eric Berry, from Bluffs, was arrested for retail theft and resisting arrest. Berry was at a Shopko on Morton Read More

Dr. Ron Hanson to host several agriculture seminars in West Central Illinois

By David Coy on February 9 at 3:17pm

Agriculture has always been an important part of Central Illinois. Dr. Ron Hanson, an Agra-business Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, joined our WLDS “What’s on your mind” recently Read More

Passavant Area Hospital Foundation adds two new trustees

By David Coy on February 9 at 1:40pm

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation has announced they’ve added two new trustees. Doug Awe and Nancy Spangenberg will join the other twelve board members. Executive Director Pam Martin says she’s Read More