Morgan County ranked in 10 top for best Illinois unemployment rates

By Ryne Turke on July 4 at 11:01am


Unemployment rates are down and jobs are up in West Central Illinois. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported over the year unemployment rate improvements for Read More

Grilling safety stressed for the holiday

By Ryne Turke on July 4 at 11:00am


West Central Illinoisans are being reminded about a few safety tips for the holiday weekend. Adam Rife and Stacey Skrysak of WICS ABC Newschannel 20 say the summer safety precautions Read More

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