Celebrate German heritage at this year’s Oktoberfest

By Blake Schnitker on October 1 at 8:51am


Fall is officially here, and to celebrate, you’re welcome to check out Oktoberfest, taking place today at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The 6th annual Oktoberfest is organized each year by Read More

IC’s homecoming celebration features fun for entire community

By Blake Schnitker on October 1 at 8:47am


Jacksonville is being painted “True Blue” as Illinois College celebrates homecoming week. WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program featured IC President Barbara Farley and Director of Alumni Relations Kristin Jamison Read More

Roots Music Festival to take place at Jacksonville Public Library

By Blake Schnitker on September 30 at 12:31pm

Local music fans can see free performances from several acclaimed folk and roots musicians this weekend. The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting “Bookstock: A Backyard Roots Music Festival” throughout the Read More

LaHood presents Congress of Tomorrow Project on WLDS

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 12:29pm


Illinois’ 18th District Representative is pitching an idea for how to fix Congress. The Congress of Tomorrow Project, presented by Republican Darin LaHood and 3rd District Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski, Read More

NFL athlete motivates students in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 6:11am


A former NFL athlete stopped by Jacksonville on Thursday to speak with area high school students. Steve Fitzhugh was a highly recruited athlete heading into college. After four years on Read More