Roodhouse woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after I-55 crash

By Blake Schnitker on May 22 at 9:51am

One Roodhouse woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a car crash on I-55 yesterday. According to preliminary reports from the Illinois State Police, 78-year old Evalyn Matthews, of Roodhouse, Read More

WLDS Launches News/Talk Format

By Gary Scott on May 22 at 9:51am

WLDS began its 24 hours news talk format today. The drive portions of the format continue as planned. RFD Illinois launches after CBS news at 6AM. The rest of the Read More

Cancellations/Postponements

By Dawn Johnson on May 19 at 2:04pm

The Routt vs Brown County @ Mendon boys regional baseball game scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 20th has been postponed until Monday, May 22nd at 4:30 pm. The Triopia game Read More

Progress Report on Morton Construction Project

By Blake Schnitker on May 19 at 1:10pm

Congestion on Morton Avenue won’t last forever. Crews from the Illinois Department of Transportation have been working on various renovation projects to smooth-out Jacksonville’s busiest street for nearly a month. Read More

Longtime friend of former local Chamber Executive reflects on loss

By Blake Schnitker on May 19 at 12:38pm

The City of Jacksonville is mourning the loss of one its most influential businessmen and community leader. David H. Dokka, of Jacksonville, passed away on Wednesday at the age of Read More