Greene Co. authorities looking for man reported for alleged suspicious behavior

By Blake Schnitker on April 7 at 10:27am

Multiple reports of suspicious behavior in Greenfield and Rockbridge have Greene County law enforcement on the lookout for a potential suspect. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received Read More

Gateway Foundation joins with the IDPH to condemn the use of synthetic cannabinoids

By Anthony Engle on April 7 at 7:00am

A new report from the Illinois Department of Public Health yesterday revealed an increase in the number of people treated for severe bleeding from the eyes and nose after smoking Read More

IDPH issues urgent message to refrain from using synthetic cannabinoids

By Blake Schnitker on April 6 at 1:16pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing an urgent warning not to use fake pot, K2, Spice, fake marijuana, Black Mamba, and other synthetic cannabinoids, especially if they were Read More

Trustees approve stop sign at Orlando & Greenwood, new furnace for Village Hall

By Anthony Engle on April 6 at 6:01am

A number of items, as well as the future of the Concert in the Cornfield were discussed at last night’s South Jacksonville Board meeting. Village President Harry Jennings informed the Read More

Evidence-based funding formula finalized by State Board of Education

By Blake Schnitker on April 5 at 12:47pm

The Illinois State Board of Education has finalized the new evidence-based funding for fiscal year 2018, and the figures reveal confounding inequities for school districts across the state. Vouchers have Read More

Morgan County EMA wants citizens to be prepared for upcoming tornado season

By Anthony Engle on April 5 at 10:41am

The National Weather Service is currently investigating reports of tornadoes in three Southern Illinois counties. West-Central Illinois remains susceptible to twisters. Phil McCarty is the Morgan County Emergency Management Coordinator. Read More

Gateway Foundation President & CEO talks about the pending move to Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on April 5 at 8:58am

Jacksonville is just a few months away from having a newly-renovated drug abuse treatment facility open up. The Gateway Foundation is the largest not-for-profit organization in the country for addiction Read More

Third public defender assigned to local man alleged of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

By Blake Schnitker on April 5 at 7:27am

A South Jacksonville man accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse is being appointed his third, and likely final, public defender. According to the Jacksonville Journal Courier, 40-year old Joshua Bruns Read More

South Jacksonville Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight, April 5th at 7 p.m.

By Anthony Engle on April 5 at 7:00am

South Jacksonville Trustees will discuss an item in regards to the project at South School tonight. Trustees will hear a report from the Village President Harry Jennings on matters such Read More

Recent weather trends are raising questions ahead of the 2018 planting season

By Anthony Engle on April 4 at 1:37pm

Weather conditions for West Central Illinois in recent months have prompted many to question what the crop will yield this farming season. WLDS/WEAI news caught up with Duane Friend, an Read More