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

By Jim McCabe on June 25 at 7:11am

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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

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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

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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

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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

Interior designer from Jacksonville to appear on HGTV show next month

By Jim McCabe on June 23 at 1:16pm

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A Jacksonville native will appear on a Home and Garden Television program next month. Chad Esslinger, who works as an interior, product and graphic designer, will be on HGTV’s “House Read More