District 117 selects Downtown Square for Jacksonville Alternative School location

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 10:01pm

Plans are in motion to place Jacksonville’s Alternative School on the downtown square. District 117 board members unanimously approved a lease agreement for the school at 30 North Central Park Read More

Back-and-forth on budgeted bridge at Parks and Lakes meeting

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 1:02pm


Despite money being budgeted for it, not everyone appears on board with plans for a proposed pedestrian bridge in the Lake Jacksonville area. The Jacksonville Finance Committee put $100-thousand for Read More

LaHood rails against overtime rule

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 12:59pm


Jacksonville’s Congressman is expressing concern about a new Department of Labor rule regarding overtime. The rule, which is being reviewed by the White House this week, says anyone who is Read More

JMS project, Alternative School location on District 117 agenda

By Ryne Turke on May 18 at 7:15am


Tonight’s Jacksonville School District 117 meeting agenda includes 16 action items. The busy night will feature the consideration of several Jacksonville Middle School and High School construction projects, an update Read More

Illinois College announces partnership with Springfield nursing college

By Jim McCabe on May 18 at 7:14am

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Illinois College is forming a new partnership for students with St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield. The new program, announced at the nursing college yesterday, gives students the chance Read More

Winchester Post Office in jeopardy of closing doors

By Ryne Turke on May 17 at 1:01pm

An ongoing lease battle could result in the brief closure of a Scott County Post Office. Winchester Mayor Rex McIntyre informed WLDS-WEAI News that letters went out this week to Read More

Local farmers undergo another week of poor weather

By Ryne Turke on May 17 at 12:47pm


Another week of wet and cool conditions this week limited what farmers could do in the fields. Only about one day was sustainable for fieldwork says USDA crop statistician Mark Read More

Local numbers down, statewide numbers up for 2016 turkey harvest

By Jim McCabe on May 17 at 12:45pm

Big drop-offs were reported for the recent spring turkey harvest in most of the four-county area. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, hunters in Morgan County bagged 147 Read More

Gladstone Street bridge closed to auto traffic for good

By Jim McCabe on May 17 at 7:08am


A Jacksonville bridge is closed permanently because, according to the city’s street superintendent, of years of deterioration. Les Ballinger tells WLDS-WEAI News the bridge on Gladstone was recently closed by Read More

“Chuck it for Charity” at IC

By Jim McCabe on May 17 at 4:39am


Material left behind in the dormitories of Illinois College students who moved out for the summer was loaded onto trucks and shipped off to various non-profit groups yesterday. IC runs Read More