Jacksonville, Franklin and White Hall hosting 4th of July events

By Tiffani Homer on July 4 at 6:18am


Several events will be taking place this weekend in West Central Illinois to celebrate the Fourth of July. Deanna WarBonnett, Brittany Henry, and Tim Cruzan stopped by WLDS’ “What’s On Read More

Broaddus returning as South Jax Police Chief

By Ryne Turke on July 3 at 1:57pm

South Jacksonville squad car

South Jacksonville’s interim police chief is returning to his role in the village. Village President Steve Waltrip confirmed that Mike Broaddus was reinstated Friday afternoon, just hours after he had Read More

South Jax trustees overturn veto for former chief’s retirement package

By Ryne Turke on July 3 at 12:09pm


South Jacksonville trustees listened to over an hour of comments from the public and handled a full agenda during Thursday’s village meeting. The most significant action from trustees last night Read More

New study shows Illinois lacks patriotism

By Tiffani Homer on July 3 at 12:07pm

4th of July

Illinoisans may be surprised to find out their state ranks 43rd in the country when it comes to patriotism. The study conducted by WalletHub, determined each state’s patriotism by involvement Read More

New requirements impacting Child Care Assistance Program

By Ryne Turke on July 3 at 12:06pm


A change to the Child Care Assistance Program could leave an impact on thousands of families across the state. New state requirements taking effect this week mean a lot fewer Read More