Davidsmeyer, Ezard react to West Central Mass Transit temporary shutdown

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:54pm


A local representative is reacting to West Central Mass Transit’s temporary suspension of services. On Friday, West Central Mass Transit Executive Director Jean Jumper informed WLDS-WEAI News that transportation services Read More

Jury finds Arenzville man still a sexually violent person

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 12:50pm


A Morgan County jury found that a registered sex offender from Arenzville is still a sexually violent person. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office made that announcement Friday following a three-day Read More

Local veterans gear up for Honor Flight

By Ryne Turke on October 17 at 6:40am


Eighty Illinois veterans will make the trip to Washington D.C. at the end of the month. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight allows veterans of World War II, Vietnam and Read More

Local brothers continue tradition of family military service

By Ryne Turke on October 15 at 9:42am


A 20-year-old Franklin native is continuing the tradition of military service in family. Around this time two years ago Nick Tillery would have been suiting up for his senior season Read More

CROP Walk donations help Hurricane Matthew recovery

By Blake Schnitker on October 15 at 9:24am


Local residents can help recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew at this weekend’s CROP Walk. Haiti, Cuba and parts of the southeastern United States were recently devastated by the tropical storm. Read More

“Mac Nation” returns to Jacksonville for homecoming weekend

By Blake Schnitker on October 15 at 7:58am


MacMurray College is channeling “Mac Nation” for this week’s homecoming events. According to Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Marie Whaley, this year’s theme was inspired by MacMurray President Mark Tierno. Read More

West Central Mass Transit temporarily suspending operations as of Saturday

By Ryne Turke on October 14 at 12:08pm


Transportation services for West Central Mass Transit will be temporarily suspended as of the end of business on Saturday. Executive Director Jean Jumper says West Central Mass Transit’s board of Read More

White Hall hosting inaugural Fall Festival this weekend

By Blake Schnitker on October 14 at 12:07pm


Plenty of games, prizes, and other activities are being planned for White Hall’s first annual Fall Festival. Hosted by the White Hall Police Department, the Fall Festival and a Pumpkin Read More

Rahn talks retirement, successful 2016 for Passavant Hospital

By Ryne Turke on October 14 at 8:00am


Passavant Area Hospital’s CEO and President is stepping down from his position at the end of the year, but he’s leaving the hospital in a fantastic situation. WLDS-WEAI News caught Read More

Jax School District accepts Ballard’s resignation

By Blake Schnitker on October 14 at 7:37am


Jacksonville School District 117 approved the resignation of a fellow board member at last night’s emergency meeting. On October 5th, the board received a notice of Cheryl Ballard’s resignation in Read More