Jacksonville Ward 1 candidates appear on WLDS

By Jim McCabe on March 23 at 1:35pm


The candidates for Ward 1 Alderman in Jacksonville appeared on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program this morning. Bill Scott is running for re-election. He’s served for four years representing Read More

Commissioners approve agreement for transmission line

By Jim McCabe on March 23 at 1:28pm


A series of agreements regarding a transmission line project were approved by Morgan County Commissioners this morning. The Road Use Agreements approved are for the Ameren Illinois Rivers Transmission Line. Read More

New alderman involved in first meeting tonight

By Jim McCabe on March 23 at 7:44am

A busy agenda welcomes Jacksonville aldermen in their first city council meeting in nearly a month. Tonight will be the first meeting for new Ward 4 Alderman Ben Tomhave, who Read More

Power line hopefuls sign “mitigation agreement” with state ag dept.

By Jim McCabe on March 22 at 7:30am


The company that wants to build a high-voltage power line through West Central Illinois has signed an important agreement with a state agency. Clean Line Energy Partners, which is operating Read More

Meredosia in talks with Triopia and Virginia for junior high co-op

By Ryne Turke on March 21 at 12:30pm


Meredosia junior high school is discussing a sports cooperative for next year with two schools in the area. At the high school level, Meredosia participates in a sports co-op with Read More

Organist Gregory Hand takes the stage for IC Fine Arts Series

By Ryne Turke on March 21 at 12:29pm


The Illinois College Fine Arts Series is welcoming organist Gregory Hand for a special performance at the end of the month. Hand will take the stage at Rammelkamp Chapel on Read More

JACC opens “Those Who Care” award nominations

By Ryne Turke on March 21 at 12:28pm


The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for an award that recognizes outstanding school employees and volunteers. JACC President Lisa Musch says the annual “Those Who Care” award Read More

Mac ASL Club hosting Deaf Awareness Week

By Ryne Turke on March 21 at 6:12am


MacMurray College will hold a week of events starting on Monday to raise deaf awareness in the community. The MacMurray College American Sign Language Club is hosting the inaugural Deaf Read More

Unemployment numbers keep trending downward

By Jim McCabe on March 20 at 1:02pm


It’s a song state officials don’t mind singing over and over- unemployment numbers continue to look good compared to this time last year in West Central Illinois. In Greene County, Read More

District 117 discusses possible security improvements

By Ryne Turke on March 20 at 1:01pm


District 117 is looking to create a safer environment for students, faculty and staff. During last night’s monthly board meeting, a lengthy discussion was held on the possibility of hiring Read More