Local youth organization hosting The Roast of Ken Bradbury

By Blake Schnitker on October 13 at 1:04pm


One of most recognizable names in West Central Illinois is the subject of a local comedy roast. Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Cindy Denby, Read More

Morgan County State’s Attorney race highlights last night’s forum

By Blake Schnitker on October 13 at 10:06am


The race for Morgan County State’s Attorney took center stage at last night’s Morgan County League of Women Voters open forum. Current State’s Attorney Gray Noll and his opponent, Democratic Read More

Greene Coutny duo receive fine and felony probation for Medicaid scandal

By Ryne Turke on October 13 at 6:48am


A former Greene County personal assistant and Medicaid recipient have both been sentenced. The Illinois State Police have informed WLDS-WEAI News that 41-year old Misty Atwood and 65-year-old Alfred Holder, Read More

Passavant Hospital CEO stepping down after three years of service

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 12:15pm


The CEO of Passavant Area Hospital plans on stepping down from his role at the end of the year. Fifty-five-year-old Doug Rahn will complete his three year term before retiring Read More

Jacksonville man pleads “guilty” to unlawful possession of weapon by felon

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:46am


A Jacksonville man involved in a serious fight in 2015 changed his plea to “guilty” in Morgan County Court on Tuesday. Twenty-four-year-old Shakil Berry waived his rights to a jury Read More

H.E.L.P.S. Ministry asks City Council for funding assistance

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:45am


A Jacksonville not-for-profit organization in dire need of funding is in jeopardy of shutting down. That’s the message that H.E.L.P.S. Ministry Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Finkle extended to aldermen during Tuesday’s Read More

Downtown Square offering free wi-fi internet

By Ryne Turke on October 12 at 7:42am


Downtown Jacksonville is now the biggest internet hot-spot in the city. Free wi-fi is now available across Central Park, thanks to Jacksonville Main Street and the organization’s locally-funded mission to Read More

District 117 to hold emergency meeting later this week

By Blake Schnitker on October 11 at 2:48pm


Jacksonville School District 117 will hold an emergency meeting to consider the resignation of a board member later this week. According to the office of school district 117, the only Read More

Technology at Passavant providing early breast cancer detection

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 1:04pm


On average, one in eight women in West Central Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Passavant Area Hospital is committed to reducing that number. In June of 2015, Passavant Read More

Marshall Chevrolet set for grand reopening nine months after fire

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 12:29pm


Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester is thanking the public on Thursday during the celebration of the dealerships grand reopening. On January 3rd, Marshall Chevrolet co-owner Jay Rueter got a phone call Read More