Wells Center receives grant money to battle underage drinking

By Ryne Turke on October 23 at 6:20am


An agency in Morgan County is one of several Illinois services receiving money to address underage drinking among eighth to twelfth graders. The Illinois Department of Human Services was awarded Read More

Closing arguments and verdict take place tomorrow in Lamb trial

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 5:57pm


Luke Lamb is being charged with unlawful communication with a juror, a Class Four felony, for allegedly trying to get jury member Mark Boston to “vote not guilty” and “hang Read More

Fanning, Large discuss the issues in county commissioner race

By Jim McCabe on October 22 at 1:53pm


Morgan County’s newest commissioner is looking to hold on to her seat after just a few months on the job. Commissioner Ginny Fanning appeared on this morning’s edition of WLDS’ Read More

JACIL holds “Knowledge is Power” meeting tomorrow

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 1:50pm


The topic of discussion will be Year II of the Affordable Care Act. The presenters for the event will be Larry Whewell, a Certified Application Counslor and Navigator Layna Miller. Read More

Luke Lamb’s trial is underway

By Jim McCabe on October 22 at 1:18pm


Ryne Turke gives us a live report of the first full day of the trial of Luke Lamb, a Greene County sheriff candidate charged with felony jury tampering.

Local officials monitoring Ebola situation

By Jim McCabe on October 22 at 7:23am


Local public health officials are keeping an eye on the latest developments in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease. Since December, West Africa has seen over 4,800 deaths based Read More

Update: Sheriff says deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg, is recovering

By Jim McCabe on October 22 at 7:23am


A Morgan County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after apparently shooting himself in the leg over the weekend by accident. Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack says the deputy, who isn’t being Read More

Davidsmeyer receiving endorsement from small businesses

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 7:23am


The National Federation of Independent Business is showing their support for Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer. After receiving the endorsement from the NFIB, Davidsmeyer released the following statement: “Illinois needs an environment Read More

No prison time for woman arrested on meth charges

By Jim McCabe on October 21 at 1:15pm

Heather Fanning

A Jacksonville woman is avoiding prison time after being arrested on multiple methamphetamine-related drug charges this past summer. Thirty-three-year-old Heather Fanning of the 7-hundred block of North Diamond pleaded guilty Read More

Harvest limited for farmers in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on October 21 at 1:14pm


Corn and soybean harvests came to a halt this week as farmers in West Central Illinois were only able to get two days of work in the fields. According to Read More