Greene County in favor of medical marijuana grow centers

By Ryne Turke on September 13 at 7:51am

greene county

It appears there is another county in West Central Illinois showing support for medical marijuana grow centers. The Jacksonville Journal Courier reports that the Greene County Board has adopted a Read More

Revised forcast shows more corn and soybeans in West Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on September 13 at 6:51am

corn in hand

The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre. That number is up from a forecast last month of 188 and more than last year’s results of Read More

WLDS/WEAI Is Now Streaming!

By Rob Thomas on September 12 at 5:48pm

Click on the JHS @ SHG link below to listen to our new online stream. We are trying out a few options so please be patient as we make it Read More

4th annual 5k run for education, Homecoming on JHS’s busy schedule

By Richard Holton on September 12 at 12:47pm


The 4th Annual 5k Run for Education will take place on the 20th of September to benefit teachers in District 117. The run will start at 8:00am at the Square, Read More

Krush Nutrition moves into former Times Theater

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 12:46pm


Krush Nutrition, which has been in business for the past two years, is making the move from their previous location off West Morton, to a facility with around 6,000 additional Read More

IC gives back for National Day of Service and Remembrance

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 7:15am

Sheriff Duvendack receiving gift bags from IC students

Several Illinois College students showed their appreciation for first responders and military members in Jacksonville yesterday for National Day of Service and Remembrance. Students dropped off nearly 450 gift bags Read More

Jacksonville remembers 9/11, 13 years later

By Ryne Turke on September 12 at 7:15am

Kluge during his speech for the September 11 remembrence

Spirits were lifted on a chilly evening last night in Jacksonville as the memory of the 9/11 victims was honored with a night of remembrance at the Downtown Square. Local Read More

Virginia junior-senior high school gym floor will have to be replaced

By Jim McCabe on September 12 at 7:14am


There’s more bad news for Virginia School District officials: the floor of the junior-senior high school gym will have to be replaced. 80-mile-per-hour winds tore off the gym roof last Read More

Local electric co-op getting loan from USDA

By Jim McCabe on September 12 at 7:14am


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $17-million investment for improvements to be made in an electric co-op that extends into Cass County. The department this week said the Read More

Roodhouse teen killed in logging accident

By Jim McCabe on September 11 at 1:15pm


A nineteen-year-old Roodhouse man was killed in an apparent logging accident on his family’s farm last night. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Alexander was killed when a Read More