Technology at Passavant providing early breast cancer detection

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 1:04pm


On average, one in eight women in West Central Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Passavant Area Hospital is committed to reducing that number. In June of 2015, Passavant Read More

Marshall Chevrolet set for grand reopening nine months after fire

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 12:29pm


Marshall Chevrolet in Winchester is thanking the public on Thursday during the celebration of the dealerships grand reopening. On January 3rd, Marshall Chevrolet co-owner Jay Rueter got a phone call Read More

Durbin, Manker promote veteran support system in Morgan County

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 7:10am


A Morgan County State’s Attorney candidate is doing his part to serve the veterans of West Central Illinois. Tyson Manker was joined by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and a dozen Read More

Prevailing wage rates highlight City Council meeting

By Ryne Turke on October 11 at 6:59am


Aldermen will continue discussion on the prevailing wage rates for members of Jacksonville’s City Council tonight. The item will be reviewed in the committee session starting at 6 p.m. and Read More

Mobile Food Pantry back in Morgan County this week

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 12:35pm


Last month’s mobile food pantry was a big hit, so the Central Illinois Foodbank is offering another free event on Wednesday. Central Illinois Foodbank Public Relations Manager Krista Lisser says Read More

Ezard supports Noll for Morgan County State’s Attorney

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 12:35pm

Mayor Andy Ezard

The City of Jacksonville’s Mayor has endorsed a candidate in the Morgan County State’s Attorney Race. In a press release to WLDS-WEAI NEWS, Andy Ezard announced his support for current Read More

Yale professor to speak at IC on Thursday

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 7:29am


A Yale University professor is visiting the Illinois College campus on Thursday. Professor of Spanish Rolena Adorno will speak during the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Adorno, an expert Read More

“Leash Cutting” ceremony marks opening of new dog park

By Blake Schnitker on October 8 at 11:10am


Jacksonville’s most beloved pups now have a new place to play. Around one hundred people came out for Saturday’s “leash cutting” ceremony, which marked the official opening of the new Read More

South Jax budget includes a year’s worth of cash in reserves

By Ryne Turke on October 8 at 8:47am


That’s the word from Suzanne Steckel of Zumbahelen, Eyth, Surratt, Foote & Flynn, who presented the village’s financial audit, ranging from May of 2015 to April of 2016, during a Read More

Area Disposal Services hosting waste drop off

By Blake Schnitker on October 7 at 1:08pm

Morgan County residents can drop off various unwanted items at Buster Sanitation from eight to noon Saturday. Items can be municipal solid waste, household trash, auto and pickup tires at Read More