New effort underway to put the brakes on large truck traffic in downtown Jax

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 1:01pm


Mayor Andy Ezard asked aldermen for direction during Monday’s City Council meeting but said he doesn’t want to place a permanent police presence downtown to fix the problem because he Read More

Lawsuit against former Waverly cop moved back to local court

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 1:01pm


A lawsuit against a former Waverly police officer has been thrown back to the local court. The suit, filed by a 19-year-old Waverly woman who was 16 when former officer Read More

Turner school name survey now up

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 1:01pm


A survey asking people what they think the colors and mascot of Turner Jr. High School should be is now available. WLDS-WEAI News was the first to report last week Read More

Springfield Diocese proposes new regulations for non-Catholic families of students

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 8:51am


A letter that’s been sent to pastors and principals in the Springfield Catholic Diocese would require weekly Mass attendance for non-Catholic families who have children attending Catholic school. A story Read More

Greene County federal indictments issued for meth lab

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 8:50am


Several people arrested in Greene County in March for allegedly making methamphetamine in Roodhouse are now facing federal charges. An indictment in U.S. Court in Springfield on August 6th lists Read More

Fifth annual press conference for Jacksonville Center for the Arts

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 8:50am


The Jacksonville Center for the Arts held its fifth annual JaxArts Press Conference yesterday to announce the 2015-2016 season for all of the area arts organizations. They included the Jacksonville Read More

Committee recap, part two: Golf carts on Jax streets

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 1:29pm


A Jacksonville alderman wants to make it legal to drive golf carts and utility vehicles on city streets. Travis Richardson, who is in his first term in Ward 3, brought Read More

Treasurer says Jacksonville won’t be affected by Illinois Accounts change

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 1:22pm


Jacksonville’s treasurer doesn’t expect the city to be affected in the same manner as Springfield when it comes to a banking system change. Because of a recent Securities and Exchange Read More

16-year-old transported to hospital after two vehicle accident

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:31pm


A two vehicle accident in Jacksonville this morning sent a 16-year-old driver to the hospital. The accident occurred at Massey Lane at around 7:15 today, according to reports from the Read More

Committee recap, part one: Parking issues, backyard chickens

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 8:31am


Not even 24 hours after a Monday night City Council meeting, Jacksonville aldermen were back at it yesterday morning. A Planning and Public Works Committee meeting focused on three major Read More