District 117 Has New Board Member

By Zac Coffman on December 28 at 8:44am

Jacksonville School District 117 has a new school board member. Teresa Wilson was appointed to the board to fill the vacancy left by Libby White. Wilson was sworn in on Read More

Illinois Stop-gap Budget To Expire

By Zac Coffman on December 28 at 8:34am

Illinois is facing yet another financial crisis. In June, after a year without a budget, the Illinois Legislature passed a stop-gap budget that funded the state through the end of Read More

Superintendent Dustin Day weighs in on Waverly Holiday Tournament

By Blake Schnitker on December 27 at 10:04am

The longest-running Class 1A basketball tournament in the state is underway this week. Day Two of the 66th Annual Waverly Holiday Tournament is currently underway with all-day coverage on WEAI Read More

New Year’s Resolutions at the YMCA

By Zac Coffman on December 27 at 6:59am

It is almost 2017 and it is time for New Years resolutions. If you are hoping for a new you in the new year, Mary Henry, the Executive Director of Read More

Illinois State Police Holiday Driving Tips

By Zac Coffman on December 27 at 6:54am

Motor Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States and the Illinois State Police are encouraging motorists to enjoy the Holiday season responsibly, especially when traveling. Read More

One dead after Two-vehicle crash in Macoupin County last Friday

By Blake Schnitker on December 26 at 12:08pm

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal, two-vehicle crash in Macoupin County late last week. According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, the crash occurred on IL-16 Read More

Local Blood Drives taking place throughout holidays

By Blake Schnitker on December 26 at 11:59am

A number of blood drives are taking place throughout West Central Illinois the next few weeks. Central Illinois Community Blood Center says while the demand for blood remains constant throughout Read More

Jacksonville prepares site for new industrial park

By Blake Schnitker on December 26 at 7:05am

The local economy could see a boost as the City of Jacksonville prepares a site for a new industrial park. Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard made an appearance on WLDS’ “What’s Read More

Illinois Department of Employment Security Releases Unemployment Rates

By Zac Coffman on December 26 at 7:02am

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the unemployment rates for November and West Central Illinois has some of the lowest in the state.           Read More

Safe Ride Program Back For The Holidays

By Zac Coffman on December 23 at 10:24am

West Central Mass Transit is partnering with a local bar to bring back the Safe Ride Program. Dan Kindred, the owner of Don’s Place at 207 West Morgan Street, was Read More