April unemployment rates rising in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 1:02pm


April unemployment numbers are on the rise across Illinois. Taking a look at local statistics, Morgan County’s unemployment rose from 4.1 percent in April of 2015 to 4.9 percent this Read More

North Greene board member resigns

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 1:01pm


The North Greene School District has lost a board member. Interim Superintendent Laurence Coultas informed WLDS-WEAI News that Brad Bell resigned from his position this week, due to personal reasons. Read More

JHS set for graduation at The Bowl

By Ryne Turke on May 27 at 7:15am


Around 190 students will be graduating this year from Jacksonville High School. Although this is one of the smaller classes in recent memory, JHS Principal Mike McGiles says the senior Read More

SIU memory network update

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 7:15am

Progress is slow on a fundraiser to save a statewide program that operates in Jacksonville. The effort to save the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s memory network for Illinoisans Read More

Fire damages home on North East

By Jim McCabe on May 27 at 7:14am

Jacksonville Fire Department car

Fire caused significant damage to the basement of a Jacksonville home Thursday night. Jacksonville and South Jacksonville firefighters responded to 706 North East at around 6:15 p.m. The fire was Read More