Virginia school board pushes through new track

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 11:10am


Virginia’s school board approved the construction of an athletic running track for the school district Monday night. The 350-meter, four-lane rubberized asphalt track will cost around $320,000, according to Superintendent Read More

Town and Country Bank prez named IBA chair

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 9:11am

Micah Bartlett2016 headshot

The president and CEO of Town and Country Bank has been named the chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association. Micah Bartlett will fill the position for the 2016 fiscal year Read More

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