Morgan County Treasurer reminds tax bills are due earlier this year

By Blake Schnitker on May 15 at 8:44am

Morgan County tax bills were sent out earlier than usual this year, and that means an earlier due date as well. Morgan County Treasurer Jenny Geirnaeirt sent out property tax Read More

Morgan-Scott Suicide Prevention Coalition hosting “A Celebration of Life”

By Blake Schnitker on May 15 at 6:04am

A West Central Illinois organization is hosting an event this week to help area citizens cope with one of the most traumatic subjects effecting millions of people: suicide. “A Celebration Read More

JREDC & Chamber of Commerce creating workforce initiative

By Blake Schnitker on May 12 at 12:16pm

It’s been a rather busy week for local businesses. Coinciding in the middle of this month has been National Economic Development Week, National Travel and Tourism Week, not to mention Read More

District 117 takes first step in district-wide re-boundary process

By Blake Schnitker on May 12 at 8:45am

The elementary school re-boundary process is officially underway in Jacksonville School District 117. On Monday, the District 117 Board of Education had their first committee meeting for the district-wide re-boundary Read More

Stice receives Friend of Tourism Award from JACVB

By Blake Schnitker on May 12 at 7:27am

One local woman went home happy yesterday evening after receiving the Friend of Tourism award from The Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. At an award ceremony held yesterday afternoon, Read More

WLDS Change To News/Talk

By Gary Scott on May 12 at 6:00am

WLDS radio begins a transition to a new format this weekend. WLDS will switch over completely to a news talk format the week of May 22nd. We begin making the Read More

Amazon VP Thomson announced as keynote speaker at Mac Commencement ceremony

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 12:48pm

As local college seniors prepare their caps and gowns for graduation, one local college is welcoming a successful business woman as their keynote Commencement speaker. Jacksonville native Kathryn Thomson, who Read More


By Dawn Johnson on May 11 at 10:51am

The West Central softball game scheduled for today, May 11th is postponed. The Calhoun @ Routt baseball game scheduled for tonight, Thursday, May 11th is postponed. The game will be Read More

Downed power lines, trees cause hours-long closure of Arenzville-Concord Road

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 8:46am

Arenzville-Concord Road was shut down for several hours last night as several power lines went down as a result of the thunderstorm. Crews with the Arenzville Fire Department were called Read More

Downtown Farmer’s Market starts next Wednesday, runs through October

By Blake Schnitker on May 11 at 7:26am

Fresh produce and various homemade products will be available for purchase in downtown Jacksonville next week. Jacksonville Main Street has announced the re-opening of the Downtown Farmer’s Market next Wednesday. Read More