Turner golfers taking talent to state tournament in Peoria

By Ryne Turke on September 16 at 1:05pm


Turner Junior High is sending a talented group of golfers to Peoria this weekend to compete at the state tournament. Turner golf coach Aaron Folker says golfing wasn’t even offered Read More

Cardinals-Cubs rivalry the focus of “Bleacher Bums”

By Blake Schnitker on September 16 at 6:09am


The latest theater production coming to Jacksonville deals with the city’s two most beloved professional baseball teams. Director and actor Rich McCoy is bringing his version of “Bleacher Bums” to Read More

Jacksonville Police foot pursuit leads to arrest of homeless man

By Ryne Turke on September 16 at 6:02am


Jacksonville Police entered into a foot pursuit last night to obtain a homeless man wanted on multiple out of county warrants. According to Jacksonville Police, two officers saw 19-year-old Quantorius Read More

Selecting a logo is next hurdle for Jax Sesquicentennial Committee

By Ryne Turke on September 15 at 1:12pm


Jacksonville School District’s Sesquicentennial Committee is closing in on a logo for next year’s 150th anniversary celebration. Jacksonville Public School Foundation Executive Director Amy Albers says ten to twelve ideas Read More

Jacksonville Police arrest Ashland man after disturbance

By Blake Schnitker on September 15 at 1:11pm

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An Ashland man is behind bars for a meth-related charge after Jacksonville Police responded to a disturbance this morning. In addition to possession of methamphetamine, 23-year-old Matthew Beck was booked Read More

MCHD, Passavant team with SIU Center for Family Medicine

By Blake Schnitker on September 15 at 9:35am


Yesterday’s ribbon cutting ceremony means residents of Morgan County will now have access to medical care regardless of their financial situation. More than two years after the original idea came Read More

Jax Chamber of Commerce in good shape compared to rest of the state

By Ryne Turke on September 15 at 6:47am


Jacksonville’s Chamber of Commerce is seeing success in 2016, but same can’t be said for the rest of the state. Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch says the recovery Read More

South Jacksonville clerk to run for Village President

By Ryne Turke on September 14 at 12:38pm


South Jacksonville’s clerk has her eyes set on becoming the next village president. Earlier this week, WLDS-WEAI News announced the date of the South Jacksonville consolidated election. On April 4th, Read More

IEPA knocks $3-million off Jacksonville water plant loan

By Ryne Turke on September 14 at 7:21am


The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is knocking three-million-dollars off the City of Jacksonville’s new water plant loan. Mayor Andy Ezard announced during Monday’s City Council meeting that Jacksonville had received Read More

South Jacksonville’s IT upgrades on hold until records are backed up

By Blake Schnitker on September 14 at 7:15am


Proposed IT updates for the Village of South Jacksonville are on hold as issues with the previous system recently emerged. The top concern for the board is ensuring that all Read More