City council recap: gaming fee increase passes, higher water rates on the way

By Jim McCabe on October 28 at 7:18am


It’s going to be a bit more expensive for Jacksonville’s two “gambling parlors” to operate. Aldermen passed an ordinance last night authorizing a $5,000 fee to be charged annually for Read More

Evans discusses 67 Corridor and new endorsement at press conference

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 4:04pm


During the press conference, 100th District Candidate Josh Evans vowed to finish construction to the 67 Corridor, which will connect Jacksonville to St. Louis. He noted that the district is Read More

117 superintendent speaks out against sales tax attack ads

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 1:22pm


A little over a week left before Morgan County voters make a decision on a one-cent sales tax increase, District 117’s superintendent is questioning the motives of a statewide group Read More

Hart running for sheriff again in Scott County

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 1:20pm


Democrat Dewayne Hart was the previous sheriff of Scott County from 1990-1996 and talked about what he would bring to the position during an interview on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Read More

Jacksonville man killed in Sangamon Co. crash

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 7:11am

A Jacksonville man has died in a car accident in Sangamon County. Illinois State Police reports indicate it happened on Saturday at around 10:45 p-m on Route 125 west of Read More

Jax meeting agenda includes new fire chief, budget talk

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 7:10am


A new fire chief is on the agenda for the Jacksonville City Council meeting tonight. With Jacksonville Fire Chief Rick Kluge announcing his retirement at the end of the month Read More

6th Annual Senior Day will feature cooking demo, live music

By Richard Holton on October 26 at 9:30am


A cooking demonstration and a musical performance are part of plans for the 6th annual Senior Day Event, hosted by the Prairie Council on Aging on Monday. The event begins Read More

Illinois unemployment rates continue to improve

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:30pm


It may seem like a broken record, but the unemployment rates for West Central Illinois just keep getting better. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the September 2014 Read More

Mac Mortar Board receives honor

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:29pm


MacMurray College’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board has been honored with an award for the fifth consecutive year. The national senior honors society has been named a Silver Read More

IC preparing for Halloween Fun Run

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:28pm


The fundraiser will take place Tuesday at the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center on the indoor track in the King Field House. There will be free games for adults and Read More