IC set to host fall concert with Illinois Army National Guard

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 10:59am


The Illinois College Wind Ensemble will join the 144th Illinois Army National Guard Band for a fall concert this month. The free concert will consist of five composition sets and Read More

Details released on Route 67 crash

By Ryne Turke on November 14 at 7:50am


The name of the woman involved in the fatal accident on Route 67 south of Beardstown Thursday has been released. According to Illinois State Police, 41-year-old Latoya Linder of Justice Read More

Pinfall Wrestling Association set to invade Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on November 13 at 4:30pm


Pinfall Wrestling Association co-owner Timothy Givens spoke with WLDS/WEAI News this week to promote the organization’s latest event, Saturday Night Carnage. Givens says wrestling fans have flocked to venues in Read More

Jax Fire Department substation memorial renovation underway

By Jim McCabe on November 13 at 12:09pm


Restoration work on a monument at the Jacksonville Fire Department substation began this week. The wall, built over 40 years ago, had maintenance issues and was torn down, along with Read More

5K walk puts volunteers in the shoes of a homeless person

By Ryne Turke on November 13 at 12:07pm


New Directions and Illinois College are teaming up this weekend to raise funds for Homeless Awareness Month. New Directions Director Vanessa Tyus says volunteers will participate in A Walk Through Read More

MacMurray College changes policy on allowing same-sex marriage at chapel

By Jim McCabe on November 13 at 7:29am

Merner Chapel

MacMurray College in Jacksonville has made a change in policy regarding use of its chapel for weddings. An email was sent out this week to students, faculty and staff at Read More

ICC approves power line

By Jim McCabe on November 13 at 7:18am


Illinois could become one of the states along the path of a 780-mile transmission line carrying wind power from Kansas. The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday approved the Grain Belt Read More

Route 67 closed south of Beardstown following fatal traffic accident

By Jim McCabe on November 12 at 7:34pm


The Illinois State Police say the two-vehicle wreck happened shortly before 3:30 this afternoon. A 2000 Nissan Altima being driven by an unidentified person was headed north on Route 67 Read More

Bishop Paprocki talks more about non-Catholic parent agreement

By Jim McCabe on November 12 at 12:52pm

A clarification is being made by the Springfield Catholic Diocese on a policy impacting students of non-Catholic parents in West Central Illinois. Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced this morning that diocesan Read More

Hats, Gloves and Scarves being collected for Jacksonville students

By Ryne Turke on November 12 at 12:51pm

Caucasian boy catching snowflakes on tongue

A local donation drive is making sure Jacksonville students stay warm during the winter months. The Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has teamed up with The Hampton Inn for Read More