Morgan County budget approved with slight deficit

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 12:29pm


The budget Morgan County Commissioners approved this morning contained a slight deficit. The county’s general fund revenues totaled just under $9-million and expenditures came out to $9,191,240. Chairman Bill Meier Read More

Lightning strike leads to tree fire in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 12:08pm

Fire Dept

WLDS/WEAI News has obtained more details on one of the fires that started in Jacksonville Saturday morning. Jacksonville Fire Captain Mike Griffits says a single engine was dispatched to 26 Read More

Washington explores new leadership program for students and faculty

By Ryne Turke on August 29 at 6:48am

Washington School

A local elementary school is adopting a new outlook on leadership, and the results are showing. Faculty members at Washington Elementary attended a three-day course over the summer where they Read More

Local unemployment rates reach lowest figure in over a decade

By Blake Schnitker on August 29 at 6:43am


Unemployment rates in West Central Illinois are among some of the lowest in the state. According to a recent report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Morgan County’s unemployment Read More

U.S. Corridor 67 updates for Beardstown, Greene County

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 12:53pm


Part two of our coverage from the annual Corridor 67 meeting on Friday focuses on a pair of projects taking place in West Central Illinois. Among the 280 combined miles Read More