2 Men arrested for cannabis trafficking in Morgan County

By Jack Jones on January 9 at 4:10pm

Morgan County Deputies made two more Cannabis Trafficking arrests today.   Chan Lio and Yang Li, both of San Francisco, California were arrested at about 3PM today for alleged cannabis Read More

Longtime South Jacksonville Board Trustee resigns

By Jack Jones on January 9 at 3:12pm

It appears the South Jacksonville Village Board of Trustees will have an empty seat at next month’s board meeting.   Steve Waltrip, who has served in the village of South Read More

Greene Co. man accused of taking over $10,000 from local charity makes first court appearance

By Blake Schnitker on January 9 at 12:11pm

The Carrollton man arrested last month for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a local charity made his first court appearance yesterday. Forty-two year old Bradley Cooper turned Read More

Jacksonville Developmental Center, Residency Requirements discussed at last night’s city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on January 9 at 10:05am

Updates on several city projects and waiving a residency requirement for the police chief were discussed at last night’s city council meeting. The night kicked off with aldermen hearing reports Read More

District 117 hosting ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house for Jacksonville Middle School

By Blake Schnitker on January 9 at 7:25am

After first breaking ground more than a year and a half ago, District 117 puts the final touches on Jacksonville Middle School tonight with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Read More

Street maintenance, other resolutions among items for city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 12:51pm

A potential street maintenance program and an agreement with the JREDC are among the topics for discussion at tonight’s city council meeting. Jacksonville aldermen will gather for the first time Read More

Two hospitalized after crash on Twin Eagle Bridge near Scott/Pike border

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 12:10pm

A Scott County crash hospitalized two Pittsfield residents over the weekend. Hazardous driving conditions throughout west central Illinois yesterday could’ve been the cause of a two-vehicle accident involving a truck Read More

Menard County crash leaves one dead

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 10:14am

A Fulton County man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Menard County yesterday. According to reports from Illinois State Police District 9, a 25-year old male, whose identity is Read More

Road conditions in four-county area still dangerous in certain areas

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 6:56am

Road conditions remain hazardous around the four-county area. An afternoon and evenings-worth of rainfall combined with near freezing temperatures have caused severely slippery conditions for local drivers. Here at WLDS, Read More

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Monday, January 8th

By Blake Schnitker on January 8 at 5:55am

The following schools are closed for today due to weather/road conditions. Jacksonville School District 117 Schools; Routt/OSS Schools; Salem Lutheran School; Westfair Christian Academy; A-C Central Schools; Beardstown Public Schools; Read More