Jacksonville Generals unveil logo, still searching for coach

By Ryne Turke on September 19 at 12:35pm

The Jacksonville Generals have unveiled their team logo and colors for the 2017 season. Back in July, the Midwest Professional Basketball Association announced an expansion team would be placed in Read More

Bluffs nearing completion on gym renovation

By Ryne Turke on September 3 at 10:11am

West Central Cougar fans will notice some big changes when they enter the Bluffs Community School gymnasium this year. Superintendent Kevin Blankenship tells WLDS-WEAI News that construction crews have been Read More

Jacksonville Speedway mourns the death of sprint car driver

By Ryne Turke on August 12 at 12:16pm

Bryan Clauson, a prolific sprint car driver with multiple wins at the Jacksonville Speedway, had his life cut short after injuries suffered from a crash at the Belleville Midget Nationals Read More

SHG swimmer wins gold at Rio

By Ryne Turke on August 8 at 6:26am

A former Central State Eight swimmer earned Olympic Gold over the weekend. Sacred Heart Griffin graduate Ryan Held won gold, alongside 19 time gold medal winner Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressell Read More

Friday night lights: Routt to play home football games at IC

By Blake Schnitker on July 29 at 9:31am

With football season looming, one local high school team will be playing their home games at a new location this fall. After decades of sharing Kraushaar-Rosenberger Field with Jacksonville High Read More

Robbie McEvers Tournament back at Links Golf Course

By Ryne Turke on July 27 at 1:14pm

The 37th annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament is set to take over the Links Golf Course for the next two days. Kurt Heller is one of several Kiwanians tasked Read More

Jacksonville selected to host Midwest Professional Basketball franchise

By Ryne Turke on July 20 at 8:36pm

The Midwest Professional Basketball Association is expanding to Jacksonville. MPBA Associate Commissioner Craig Fata says the Jacksonville Generals are the first of multiple teams set to join the league in Read More

Jacksonville man making debut at the Reebok Crossfit Games

By Ryne Turke on July 8 at 12:43pm

With more than three years of training under his belt, Steve King will compete in his toughest challenge to date in Carson, California from July 19-21. The road the the Read More

JHS grad taking basketball talents overseas

By Ryne Turke on July 2 at 5:33am

Jacksonville high school alum Blake Burgess is taking his basketball talents overseas. The JHS and William Woods University graduate, signed a deal with Strsljen Sports Management and Consulting to play Read More

IHSA approves new heat safety policies

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 5:33am

High school athletes in Illinois will be playing under new heat safety guidelines for the postseason beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. According to the IHSA website, the policy was Read More