Editorial: Bill to Keep AM Radio in Cars Nearing Threshold To Pass Filibuster

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 10:26am

Dear Readers & Listeners, A bill that is important to us here at WLDS/WEAI has reached a crucial milestone in Congress this past week. Inside Radio reports that HR 3413 or the “AM For Every Vehicle Act” is about to cross the 60-cosponsorship threshold in the Senate, which would give it a supermajority and allow […]

JMS Updates Phone System

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 10:06am

Jacksonville Middle School has been working the last several months to streamline its phone system. JMS Principal Celeste Lashmett says the school receives a heavy call volume and they needed to create an easier approach for parents needing to report absences or make calls to the office: “When calling JMS, please make sure to listen […]

Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation Gets Major Donation from Dot Foods, Inc.

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 10:02am

The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation has received a major donation from an area employer’s charitable foundation. Yesterday, the Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation announced it had received a $5,000 grant from Dot Foods, Inc. through its charitable giving program. The donation will be used to support the JPSF’s Student Needs Fund, which provides shoes, coats, clothing, […]

Champaign Co. Man Dies After Being Struck By Semi on I-72 Near Bluffs

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 9:59am

A Champaign County man is dead after he was struck by a semi last week near Bluffs. The Scott County Times reports that 34-year old Tyler A. Faulkner of Champaign was struck and killed by a semi last Tuesday, April 9th. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, Faulkner had parked his Chevy […]

IDOT Announces US 67 Repairs Near Carrollton To Begin Monday

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 9:57am

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced upcoming repairs to U.S. 67 near Carollton. The pavement repairs will cause intermittent lane closures on U.S. 67 between Sixth Street and Ponderosa Lane beginning around 7AM on Monday, April 22nd. The work is expected to be completed by the end of April. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, […]

Former Pool Biz Owners Accused of Theft in Quincy Heading to Jury Trial

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 5:36am

A husband and wife arrested in Florida in September connected to theft charges in Adams County surrounding a pool business appear to be heading to trial. 58-year old Andy P. Reardon and 52-year old Michelle M. Reardon of Spring Hill, Florida had their case appear before Adams County Judge Tad Brenner yesterday morning on a […]

I.C. Hosting First Unity Fest on Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 5:32am

Illinois College is hosting a first-of-its-kind community event this weekend. The campus is hosting its first ever Unity Fest to promote inclusivity and onnect the greater Jacksonville community with the Illinois College community on Saturday from 4-7PM on the Upper Quad. The all-ages event is free and open to the public. Interested parties should RSVP […]

Jacksonville Vet Finishes 3rd in Hand Crank Division Marathon in N.C.

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 5:29am

A disabled U.S. Army veteran from Jacksonville recently finished 3rd in a popular national race. Ray Turner of Jacksonville, a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, finished third in the hand crank division of the U.S. Coast Guard Marathon in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It was Turner’s first marathon of the year. Turner is […]

UPDATE: Human Remains Found in Springfield Confirmed To Be That of Missing Woman from 2008 Case

By Benjamin Cox on April 16, 2024 at 3:31pm

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has confirmed the identity on the human remains found yesterday in Springfield. Springfield Police officers responded to a call at a home being renovated in the 2100 block of South Grand Avenue East yesterday morning. According to an update from Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell, the homeowners said they had […]

Human Remains Located at home in Springfield Linked to Possible 16-Year Old Missing Persons Case from Springfield

By Benjamin Cox on April 16, 2024 at 11:10am

A 16-year old missing persons case from Springfield took a surprising turn on Monday morning at a residence in Springfield. Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell confirmed that skeletal remains had been found on the property of a home located in the 2100 block of South Grand Avenue East around 11:30 yesterday morning. Campbell would not […]