Grand opening for Love’s, IHOP Express in South Jax expected in January

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 8:46am


A new gas station and restaurant in South Jacksonville could be up and running by January of 2017. Construction crews from Kentucky-based Buffalo Construction have been disking the ground and Read More

Unemployment rises in Morgan, Greene, falls in Cass, Scott

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 7:11am


Over-the-year county-by-county unemployment rates are in for West Central Illinois for May 2015 to May 2016. In Morgan County, the unemployment rate went up from 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent. Read More

Allan, Janson set to perform at Morgan County Fair

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 12:50pm


A lack of state funding isn’t keeping the Morgan County Fair from making improvements to the fairgrounds. WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” Friday program featured Luke Armstrong, Jay Harris and Read More

Crash temporarily closes I-72 near county line

By Jim McCabe on June 24 at 7:23am


A serious crash on Interstate 72 near the Morgan-Sangamon County line shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway overnight. Illinois State Police say the wreck happened two miles east Read More

Food drive program included in Jax Fourth of July parade

By Ryne Turke on June 24 at 7:22am


A local church is putting an interesting twist on an upcoming food drive. Among the dozens of entries in Jacksonville’s Fourth of July parade will be Central Christian Church. Senior Read More