City Council hears Rezoning Dispute over St. Andrews Drive

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 12:29pm

A request to rezone property near Jacksonville Country Club may have hit a snag. Jacksonville aldermen passed the first reading of an ordinance to amend the Jacksonville Zoning Map for Read More

2017 Bowl For Kids Sake a Success

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 9:10am

The Big Brother, Big Sisters of West Central Illinois had one of their largest fundraisers of the year this weekend with their Bowl For Kids’ Sake Event. WLDS/WEAI News had Read More

Alderman Pass First Reading to Amend Liquor Ordinance

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 7:56am

Jacksonville aldermen passed the first reading of an ordinance to amend Jacksonville’s Municipal Code on liquor licenses at last night’s city council meeting. The issue comes as a result of Read More

Sports Cancellations

By Dawn Johnson on April 10 at 3:45pm

*Update on Jacksonville Athletics 4/10* *Boys (Junior Varsity) Baseball*: The *Jacksonville vs. Springfield* *(JuniorVarsity)* baseball contest at *Jacksonville* (Pony Colt) today, Monday, April 10 has been postponed.

County Commissioners get update on Illinois Rivers Project

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 10:54am

Morgan County Commissioners heard from Ameren representatives at this morning’s meeting. County Commissioners received an update on the Illinois Rivers Project that Ameren has been working on for several years. Read More

LaHood comments on Syrian Airstrikes

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 10:50am

The United States’ missile attacks on Syria have made news all around the world, even catching the attention of a local congressman. Illinois’ 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood joined WLDS’ Read More

Aldermen to discuss city’s liquor ordinance

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 7:44am

Jacksonville aldermen will discuss a number of topics at tonight’s City Council meeting. Prior to the regular council meeting, aldermen will gather for a workshop meeting at 6 to review Read More

Ptacek says District 117 not joining other schools in lawsuit against state

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 7:20am

Seventeen Illinois schools are suing the state over funding issues and prorating by the state’s board of education. Most of the schools suing the state are from rural areas in Read More

Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on news spending plan

By Blake Schnitker on April 7 at 1:02pm

A new stopgap spending plan was approved by state lawmakers yesterday as Illinois inches closer to two years without a state budget. Democrats in the Illinois House are supporting a Read More

Golf Cart Ordinance passes in South Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on April 7 at 8:48am

South Jacksonville held their last monthly meeting before the newly-elected trustees and Village President will be sworn in. Before the full board meeting, the Personnel and Finance committee met to Read More