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

Local youth organization hosting The Roast of Ken Bradbury

By Blake Schnitker on October 13 at 1:04pm


One of most recognizable names in West Central Illinois is the subject of a local comedy roast. Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Cindy Denby, Read More

Morgan County State’s Attorney race highlights last night’s forum

By Blake Schnitker on October 13 at 10:06am


The race for Morgan County State’s Attorney took center stage at last night’s Morgan County League of Women Voters open forum. Current State’s Attorney Gray Noll and his opponent, Democratic Read More

Greene Coutny duo receive fine and felony probation for Medicaid scandal

By Ryne Turke on October 13 at 6:48am


A former Greene County personal assistant and Medicaid recipient have both been sentenced. The Illinois State Police have informed WLDS-WEAI News that 41-year old Misty Atwood and 65-year-old Alfred Holder, Read More

Passavant Hospital CEO stepping down after three years of service

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 12:15pm


The CEO of Passavant Area Hospital plans on stepping down from his role at the end of the year. Fifty-five-year-old Doug Rahn will complete his three year term before retiring Read More