Grand opening for Love’s, IHOP Express in South Jax expected in January

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 8:46am


A new gas station and restaurant in South Jacksonville could be up and running by January of 2017. Construction crews from Kentucky-based Buffalo Construction have been disking the ground and Read More

Unemployment rises in Morgan, Greene, falls in Cass, Scott

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 7:11am


Over-the-year county-by-county unemployment rates are in for West Central Illinois for May 2015 to May 2016. In Morgan County, the unemployment rate went up from 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent. Read More

Allan, Janson set to perform at Morgan County Fair

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 12:50pm


A lack of state funding isn’t keeping the Morgan County Fair from making improvements to the fairgrounds. WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” Friday program featured Luke Armstrong, Jay Harris and Read More

Crash temporarily closes I-72 near county line

By Jim McCabe on June 24 at 7:23am


A serious crash on Interstate 72 near the Morgan-Sangamon County line shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway overnight. Illinois State Police say the wreck happened two miles east Read More

Food drive program included in Jax Fourth of July parade

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 7:22am


A local church is putting an interesting twist on an upcoming food drive. Among the dozens of entries in Jacksonville’s Fourth of July parade will be Central Christian Church. Senior Read More

Interior designer from Jacksonville to appear on HGTV show next month

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 1:16pm


A Jacksonville native will appear on a Home and Garden Television program next month. Chad Esslinger, who works as an interior, product and graphic designer, will be on HGTV’s “House Read More

Davis not happy about Orlando shooting 911 transcript decision

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 1:14pm


West Central Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis is still seeing red over the Obama Administration’s handling of 911 transcripts from the Orlando mass shooting that left 49 dead. The Greene County Read More

Construction well underway at Turner Junior High School

By Ryne Turke on June 23 at 6:48am


WLDS-WEAI News tagged along with several District 117 board members on Wednesday to tour sections of the 60-year-old building that will soon be renamed Jacksonville Middle School. Superintendent Steve Ptacek Read More

Team works on former Native American village in our area

By Jim McCabe on June 22 at 1:33pm


Work is wrapping up this week on the latest chapter of a project to uncover an ancient civilization literally buried in a Cass County cornfield. A large fortified village that Read More

MacMurray student enrollment on the rise

By Ryne Turke on June 22 at 12:55pm


MacMurray College is on track to surpass 2015-2016’s student enrollment numbers. According to Director of Admissions Tressman Goode, MacMurray’s enrollment is jumping from 179 new students last year to over Read More