White Christmas in Jacksonville? Not likely

By Jim McCabe on December 15 at 1:20pm


What are the chances of a white Christmas in West Central Illinois this year? State Climatologist Jim Angel says not as likely as in other parts of the state. “So Read More

Update on Citadel project for Jacksonville Salvation Army

By Jim McCabe on December 15 at 1:14pm

Salvation Army

Captain Charles Pinkston, on WLDS’ “AM Conversation” this morning with Gary Scott, filled in the details. “They’re coming today out to mark the sites for the samples for the foundation, Read More

Jacksonville fire causes extensive damage over weekend

By Ryne Turke on December 15 at 1:04pm


A weekend fire in Jacksonville caused damages which are being estimated at over $300,000. The fire, which happened on Saturday at 1242 Ginder Road, is suspected to have happened before Read More

Two seriously injured after driver, allegedly high on meth, crashes

By Jim McCabe on December 15 at 10:47am


Two Jacksonville men remain in serious condition at a Springfield hospital after a Friday accident. The men were passengers of a driver who was allegedly high on drugs. Thirty-four-year-old Jeremy Read More

Police department turnover rates discussed

By Jim McCabe on December 14 at 8:30am

A request to hire two new probationary officers in the Jacksonville Police Department yielded discussion from city aldermen about the police turnover rate last week. Jacksonville city council members approved Read More

Flu virus spreads across Illinois

By Ryne Turke on December 13 at 12:30pm


There’s at least one strain of a flu virus going around West Central Illinois at the moment that can’t be treated with the common flu shot. Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Read More

ISP training exercise taking place in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on December 13 at 8:28am


The Illinois State Police will be conducting a large scale training exercise in Jacksonville on Tuesday. According to a press release from the ISP, the Illinois Statewide Weapons of Mass Read More

Virginia High roof repairs near completion

By Ryne Turke on December 13 at 8:28am


The superintendent for the Virginia school district says repairs to the Junior Senior High School gymnasium are right on schedule. In September, the roof was blown away after winds gusted Read More

Greenfield school bus involved in two vehicle accident

By Ryne Turke on December 12 at 2:16pm

A Greenfield school bus was involved in a two vehicle accident yesterday in Greene County. Officers from the Greene County Sherriff’s Department arrived at the scene of the accident at Read More

Ceremony to be held at JHS Bowl tonight

By Jim McCabe on December 12 at 1:21pm


A ceremony recognizing the efforts to preserve the JHS Bowl will take place tonight prior to the start of the varsity boys’ basketball game against Lanphier. Specifically, the efforts over Read More