Watershed project looks like it’s back on track

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 7:42am


It appears funding for the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed clean-up project has been restored. Jacksonville aldermen passed a resolution authorizing a Financial Assistance Agreement for the 319 Watershed Grant, a Read More

Jax, other municipalities that have video gaming machines not getting money from state

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 1:17pm


The state is withholding the share of profits for municipalities from video gaming machines while there’s no state budget. Illinois has gone nearly a month into the new fiscal year Read More

Cass County state rep urging state to not cut Amtrak funding

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 12:45pm

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  An Amtrak sign is viewed is as normal service returned between New York City and Philadelphia on May 18, 2015 in New York City. Service in the busy Northeast Corridor was disrupted following a a deadly crash in Philadelphia last week that is still being investigated. last Tuesday evenings crash killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A West Central Illinois state representative is emphasizing how important Amtrak is in the face of potential state budget cuts. Governor Rauner has proposed a 40 percent reduction in state Read More

Illinois counties await news on Disaster Designation financial assistance

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 12:35pm


Severe weather over the summer has led to Illinois farmers reaching out for assistance from the federal government. United States Department of Agriculture representative Doug Bailey confirmed with WLDS/WEAI News Read More

Davis comments on GMO bill moving through Washington

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 7:43am


Food producers will not be forced to identify if their products came from a GMO or genetically modified organism under a bill passing the U.S. House. West Central Illinois Congressman Read More

Area car dealership under investigation by Secretary of State

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 7:26am


A South Jacksonville car dealership is reportedly being investigated by the state. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports the Secretary of State Police are looking into the sale of vehicles from the Read More

New details released in football coach’s arrest

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 7:18am


A new police report released this week alleges the football coach of New Berlin High School was passed out in a drive-through before being arrested for drunk driving. The State Read More

New camping rules introduced by city

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:49pm


Jacksonville aldermen will have new guidelines for campers to ponder at a future city council meeting. Director of Community Development and Recreational Facilities Kelly Hall told City Council on Monday Read More

July 28th Morgan County Court summary: “not guilty” pleas in armed robbery, shots fired cases

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 1:15pm


Half of the four people arrested for an alleged armed robbery from earlier this month have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Eighteen-year-old Juanlangeno Jackson, 25-year-old Don Starks and 28-year-old Read More

Reduced rain leads to improvements for soybeans and corn

By Jim McCabe on July 28 at 12:48pm


Below average rainfall totals gave Illinois farmers the opportunity to spend the majority of the week in the fields. The latest USDA crop report showed Illinois farmers spent an average Read More