Election 2014

Schock, Miller vie for Congressional seat

By Jim McCabe on October 20 at 2:01pm


The two candidates for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District had interviews air on “What’s On Your Mind?” this morning on WLDS. The question-and-answer sessions are with Democratic candidate Darrel Miller and Read More

“Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights” up for vote on Nov. 4 Ballot

By Ryne Turke on October 18 at 8:48am


“The Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights” known as “Marsy’s Law” will be a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide Illinois ballot on November 4. “Marsy’s Law” focuses on three topics: Read More

Candidate seeking re-election for Greene Co. Sheriff appears on WOYM

By Jim McCabe on October 10 at 12:51pm


Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen appeared on this morning’s episode of “What’s On Your Mind?” on WLDS to answer questions for his re-election campaign. McMillen was initially scheduled to come Read More

Davidsmeyer receives endorsement from NRA

By Ryne Turke on October 6 at 12:40pm


After receiving the endorsement last week, Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer said, “I’m a proud supporter of our Second Amendment rights and I believe this endorsement reflects my strong support for hunters, Read More

Sen. McCann joins international tour of Illinois agricluture

By Ryne Turke on October 4 at 11:08am


Local producers, agribusiness representatives and Illinois Department of Agriculture officials welcomed dozens of foreign buyers on the annual grain tour, known as the “reverse trade mission.” McCann spoke to the Read More

Claims being made that upcoming meeting isn’t allowing for both sides of sales tax issue

By Jim McCabe on October 4 at 8:23am


A local advocate opposing the passage of a one-cent sales tax that would benefit the Jacksonville School District is claiming there’s bias in an upcoming League of Women Voters meeting Read More

Evans, Davidsmeyer appear on WOYM for debate

By Jim McCabe on October 3 at 1:38pm


The two candidates for state representative in the 100th District appeared on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” this morning. Republican incumbent C.D. Davidsmeyer sat alongside Democratic challenger Josh Evans. Davidsmeyer Read More

Davis introduces legislation impacting student loan debts

By Ryne Turke on September 27 at 11:01am


Congressman Rodney Davis introduced a bill on Tuesday which will allow employers to assist their employees with student loan debts. The Employer Participation in Refinancing Act would provide a new Read More

Citzens group campaigns for one-cent sales tax

By Ryne Turke on September 26 at 8:06am


Mary Fergurson is the leader of the Morgan County School Facility Tax Support committee, which boasts the campaign slogan, “A Cent Makes Sense”. Fergurson says that although the campaign is Read More

Absentee voting for this fall’s general election gets underway today

By Jim McCabe on September 25 at 12:59pm


Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says it’s one of three options you have this fall if you can’t vote on November 4th, Election Day, at your local precinct’s polling station. Read More