JHS cheerleaders earn first place at ICCA Qualifiers

By Ryne Turke on January 30 at 9:12am


Jacksonville High School’s cheerleading program is building a successful resume heading into the Illinois High School Association Sectionals. Back in December, Jacksonville snagged a pair of first place finishes at Read More

Fundraiser established for Jacksonville teen battling Gulliain-Barre Syndrome

By Ryne Turke on January 30 at 9:11am


An 18-year-old Jacksonville girl is battling a rare syndrome that impacts one out of every 100,000 people. WLDS-WEAI News spoke with family friend Dawn Lonergan this week about the road Read More

Lonzerotti’s to close, re-open under new ownership

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 12:54pm


A popular Jacksonville restaurant is undergoing another ownership change. Lonzerotti’s on East State Street is being purchased by its current landlord, Mike Griffitts. Griffitts explains the business was leased from Read More

Unemployment on the rise in West Central Illinois

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 12:42pm


The Illinois Department of Employment Security released job statistics for December this week. Morgan County rose from 5.3 percent in December of 2014 to 5.5 percent this year, Scott County Read More

Jax Savings Bank, Crimestoppers honored among others at Chamber meeting

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 7:49am


Plenty of local businesses were honored during last night’s Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Jacksonville Savings Bank was announced as the Business of the Year for 25 or more Read More

Kesinger plans to continue practice pending outcome of appeal

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 7:46am


A Jacksonville attorney reportedly plans to challenge disciplinary action being taken against him by the state. A panel for Illinois attorneys recommended earlier this month suspending G. Ron Kesinger’s license Read More

Truck damages car wash

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 7:44am

A vehicle reportedly did damage to a car wash in an accident in Jacksonville last night. It happened at the Bay Wash Auto Wash in the 1600 block of West Read More

Following Flint crisis, Illinois USDA officials talk about water systems

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 2:43pm


With all the news about the contaminated water causing problems for Flint, Michigan, a lot of West Central Illinoisans may be thinking about the quality of water in their local Read More

Goodwill creates recycling program

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 2:30pm


Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries is partnering with computer technology giant Dell to create a new recycling program. Dell Reconnect will allow people to take old computer equipment to Goodwill Read More

Post-SOS reaction from Jax state senator, Senate President

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 8:56am

Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann is offering his thoughts on Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State speech from yesterday. McCann says he agrees with the governor about restoring the Read More