Phillips earns Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award

By Ryne Turke on April 29 at 12:32pm


A Kindergarten teacher at Virginia Elementary has been named one of the top eleven new teachers in Illinois. Christopher Phillips, who graduated from MacMurray College last May and was hired Read More

Coroner: Jacksonville man dies after tree falls

By Jim McCabe on April 29 at 9:24am

A Jacksonville man was killed in an apparent chainsaw accident last night. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair says 59-year-old Bruce Taylor was using a chainsaw on a tree when the Read More

Internship workshop coming to IC

By Ryne Turke on April 29 at 8:30am


The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation and Illinois College are showcasing an event on Thursday for students to gain valuable information on finding the right internship. JREDC President Terry Denison Read More

Craig Findley named LLCC trustee chairman

By Ryne Turke on April 29 at 8:20am

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A Jacksonville resident has been elected as the new chairman of the Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees. Craig Findley is replacing the retiring chair Justin Reichert. Findley served Read More

Mike Flynn running on Republican ticket for 18th Congressional District

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 12:42pm


Mike Flynn, a Republican candidate on the ticket for the 18th Congressional District, was the featured guest this morning on WLDS’ “AM Conversation.” The conservative writer declared his candidacy last Read More

Local superintendent weighs in on PARCC opt-out

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 12:42pm


Superintendents across the state are reacting to a bill that would allow students to opt out of a new standardized test. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Read More

Corn planting slowly rising in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 12:41pm


Cold and wet weather has limited the production of farmers this year in Illinois. The latest USDA crop report shows farmers increased corn planting by 16 percent for the week. Read More

Pool rates going down; aldermen approve $200K loan to city business

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 7:43am


It’s going to be a little less expensive to swim in Jacksonville this summer. Aldermen approved a rate decrease for daily rates at the Nichols Park Pool at last night’s Read More

District 117 searching for construction manager with Turner Project

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 7:20am


District 117 will be accepting applications for the Turner Renovation Project construction manager by the end of the week. District 117 board members unanimously voted in favor of seeking construction Read More

Jacksonville man arrested in connection with abandoned baby case

By Jim McCabe on April 27 at 1:09pm


Jacksonville Police say they have arrested the father of a baby found abandoned in a dumpster last August. Twenty-eight-year-old Quincy Stone of the 500 block of North Clay was arrested Read More