Morgan Co. Property Tax Multiplier Set

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 2:11pm

The Morgan County property tax multiplier has been set by the state. The equalization factor, often called the “Multiplier” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties due to overlapping taxing bodies, as required by law. If there was no equalization among counties, substantial inequities among taxpayers with comparable properties would result. […]

Crime of the Week: Tool Theft at Solar Farm in rural Concord

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 2:09pm

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting information to assist the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation of a recent burglary. Sometime between 6pm on April 16th and 8am April 17th, unknown individuals damaged a lock to make entry into a worksite trailer at a solar farm located in the 1800 […]

Jacksonville Family Feud Food Center Fundraiser on Friday

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 9:10am

The survey says it’s a massive fundraiser tomorrow night at K’s Creek for the Jacksonville Food Center. Sixteen teams will compete for cash and raise money in a Family Feud style format to assist with the Food Center’s budget. Ryne Turke, organizer of the event, says it was easy to put together: “I had a […]

Budzinski Continues Push for National Monument Designation for 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 8:50am

13th District Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski joined the group Monuments For All on the steps of the U.S. Capitol yesterday to continue to implore the Biden Administration to recognize the site of the 1908 Race Riot in Springfield with a national monument. One of Budzinski’s first acts in Congress was joining 16th District Congressman Darin LaHood […]

Barrington Hills Man Charged In IL College Dorm Robbery Pleads Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 8:00am

A man suspected of holding up a group of Illinois College students with a large bladed weapon in December 2022 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in his case. 27-year old Devin C. Hall of Barrington Hills was charged with two counts of home invasion and two counts of armed robbery without a […]

White Hall To Update Water Treatment Plant

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 7:48am

The City of White Hall will see a major overhaul of its water treatment plant in the near future. The Greene Prairie Press reports that the current water treatment plant on the east side of the city is nearing the end of its mechanical life, is not up to current EPA and building standards, and […]

Memorial Health Accepting Apps for Healthcare Careers Summer Camp

By Benjamin Cox on April 18, 2024 at 7:46am

Memorial Health is accepting applications to a healthcare camp for junior high and high school students coming up this summer. The 3-day healthcare careers summer camp will be held from June 10th-12th from 10AM to 4PM at the Memorial Learning Center, located at 228 West Miller Street, in Springfield. The camp is free to attend. […]

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Organizes Health & Wellness Walk-In Job Fair Tomorrow

By Benjamin Cox on April 17, 2024 at 3:53pm

The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special job fair on Thursday at 4 area Healthcare businesses. The Health and Community Services division of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Health and Wellness Walk-In Job Fair Day on Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce […]

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 […]