6th Annual Senior Day will feature cooking demo, live music

By Richard Holton on October 26 at 9:30am


A cooking demonstration and a musical performance are part of plans for the 6th annual Senior Day Event, hosted by the Prairie Council on Aging on Monday. The event begins Read More

Illinois unemployment rates continue to improve

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:30pm


It may seem like a broken record, but the unemployment rates for West Central Illinois just keep getting better. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the September 2014 Read More

Mac Mortar Board receives honor

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:29pm


MacMurray College’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board has been honored with an award for the fifth consecutive year. The national senior honors society has been named a Silver Read More

IC preparing for Halloween Fun Run

By Ryne Turke on October 25 at 1:28pm


The fundraiser will take place Tuesday at the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center on the indoor track in the King Field House. There will be free games for adults and Read More

School board member’s involvement with Stifel the focus of new sales tax attack

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:29am


A Jacksonville education advocate says the day job of the District 117 school board vice president presents an ethical quandary regarding the potential passage of a one-cent sales tax in Read More

Jax woman recognized at ceremony for seniors

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:28am


A Jacksonville woman was recognized at a statewide event for seniors on Wednesday. Liliana Kalanik Costa was a regional winner of the Unique Achievement designation at the Senior Hall of Read More

4th Annual Pumpkin Festival starting today

By Richard Holton on October 25 at 8:28am

Jacksonville Main Street will be hosting the 4th Annual Pumpkin Festival downtown this afternoon. Beginning with the MacMurray Homecoming Parade at 10:00 a-m, the Pumpkin Festival is planned to go Read More

Greene County superintendents talk sales tax

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 1:32pm


Superintendents Kevin Bowman of Greenfield, Les Stevens of North Greene and Kerry Cox of Carrolton appeared this morning on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program to talk about the impact Read More

SECOND UPDATE: Jax PD investigating homicide near downtown

By Jim McCabe on October 24 at 1:15pm


Jacksonville Police officers are continuing a homicide investigation this afternoon as investigators search for a suspect in a city man’s death. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair says 24-year-old Marcus Jackson Read More

8 Points Charter welcomes community to open house

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 8:30am


The middle school contains approximately 115 fifth through eighth grade students with the focus of pushing the students into becoming young leaders. They’re in their first year at the new Read More