Lake Jacksonville Lottery for New Camping Spots

By Blake Schnitker on April 19 at 9:55am

There’s going to be a lottery of a different kind next month, instead of winning cash, winners will get a new lot at Lake Jacksonville. Two weeks from Saturday, lot Read More

Planting Season is here for West Central Illinois

By Blake Schnitker on April 19 at 7:50am

Temperatures are starting to rise, and crops are starting to be planted in West Central Illinois. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Statewide, the average temperature was Read More

Bridge Repairs on Lincoln Avenue near Turner

By Blake Schnitker on April 19 at 7:39am

The bridge at Lincoln and Hoagland, near Turner Junior High School, will be closed for the next two weeks starting today. This is the bridge that crosses the town brook Read More

LaHood discusses Foreign Policy, Trump’s Tax Returns

By Blake Schnitker on April 18 at 9:22am

A local Congressman shared his thoughts on a number of topics today, from the situation in North Korea to President Trump’s tax forms. Illinois’ 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood joined Read More

The Baby is Here!

By Gary Scott on April 17 at 1:20pm

The regular morning announcer on WEAI is now a Mom! Alexa gave birth at 12:45 this afternoon to a baby boy, weighing 6 pounds-10 ounces. Hendrix Grey is 20 and Read More

Friend discusses Soil Temperatures and Planting Conditions

By Blake Schnitker on April 17 at 1:06pm

Local farmers are taking to the fields as we’ve reached planting season in West Central Illinois. WLDS-WEAI News caught up with University of Illinois Extension Educator Duane Friend to discuss Read More

March Weather Re-Cap

By Gary Scott on April 17 at 11:28am

Jacksonville caught up on its precipitation for the year last month. The precipitation total last month did not include any snowfall. But, the rainfall total pushed above 4 inches for Read More

Sports Cancellations

By Dawn Johnson on April 14 at 3:52pm

Update on Jacksonville Athletics Girls (V/JV) Softball: The Jacksonville vs. Porta (Varsity/JV) softball contest scheduled for today (April 14) at Jacksonville  has been canceled.

Pike County Man Headed to Federal Prison in Child Sex Case

By Gary Scott on April 14 at 9:01am

A Pike County man is headed to prison in connection with an interstate case involving alleged sex with a minor. 48-year-old Ralph Hathaway of New Canton was sentenced yesterday to Read More

Drop in rates coming for Ameren Illinois customers

By Blake Schnitker on April 14 at 5:56am

There’s good news for Ameren Illinois customers coming next year. The company filed a plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission yesterday that would save customers nearly two-dollars per month next Read More