Selecting a logo is next hurdle for Jax Sesquicentennial Committee

By Ryne Turke on September 15 at 1:12pm


Jacksonville School District’s Sesquicentennial Committee is closing in on a logo for next year’s 150th anniversary celebration. Jacksonville Public School Foundation Executive Director Amy Albers says ten to twelve ideas Read More

Jacksonville Police arrest Ashland man after disturbance

By Blake Schnitker on September 15 at 1:11pm

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An Ashland man is behind bars for a meth-related charge after Jacksonville Police responded to a disturbance this morning. In addition to possession of methamphetamine, 23-year-old Matthew Beck was booked Read More

MCHD, Passavant team with SIU Center for Family Medicine

By Blake Schnitker on September 15 at 9:35am


Yesterday’s ribbon cutting ceremony means residents of Morgan County will now have access to medical care regardless of their financial situation. More than two years after the original idea came Read More

Jax Chamber of Commerce in good shape compared to rest of the state

By Ryne Turke on September 15 at 6:47am


Jacksonville’s Chamber of Commerce is seeing success in 2016, but same can’t be said for the rest of the state. Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch says the recovery Read More

South Jacksonville clerk to run for Village President

By Ryne Turke on September 14 at 12:38pm


South Jacksonville’s clerk has her eyes set on becoming the next village president. Earlier this week, WLDS-WEAI News announced the date of the South Jacksonville consolidated election. On April 4th, Read More

IEPA knocks $3-million off Jacksonville water plant loan

By Ryne Turke on September 14 at 7:21am


The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is knocking three-million-dollars off the City of Jacksonville’s new water plant loan. Mayor Andy Ezard announced during Monday’s City Council meeting that Jacksonville had received Read More

South Jacksonville’s IT upgrades on hold until records are backed up

By Blake Schnitker on September 14 at 7:15am


Proposed IT updates for the Village of South Jacksonville are on hold as issues with the previous system recently emerged. The top concern for the board is ensuring that all Read More

Downtown plaque dedicated in memory of former Mayor Tendick

By Blake Schnitker on September 14 at 7:13am


The City of Jacksonville has added another historical landmark to its recently rejuvenated downtown. At Tuesday afternoon’s ceremony, a new marker plaque commemorating Morgan County’s second courthouse was unveiled in Read More

Distracted driving remains a concern for local law enforcement

By Blake Schnitker on September 13 at 2:32pm

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Are West Central Illinois drivers following the state’s distracted driving laws put in place at the start of 2014? Jacksonville Police Department Lieutenant Chris Johnson says the distracted driving problem Read More

Last week’s rainfall causes slight stall in local harvest

By Blake Schnitker on September 13 at 2:30pm


Harvest in West Central Illinois was slightly delayed by some rainfall last week. The local district saw 2.13 inches of precipitation, higher than the statewide average of 1.99 inches. As Read More