Election 2014

Evans discusses 67 Corridor and new endorsement at press conference

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 4:04pm


During the press conference, 100th District Candidate Josh Evans vowed to finish construction to the 67 Corridor, which will connect Jacksonville to St. Louis. He noted that the district is Read More

117 superintendent speaks out against sales tax attack ads

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 1:22pm


A little over a week left before Morgan County voters make a decision on a one-cent sales tax increase, District 117’s superintendent is questioning the motives of a statewide group Read More

Hart running for sheriff again in Scott County

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 1:20pm


Democrat Dewayne Hart was the previous sheriff of Scott County from 1990-1996 and talked about what he would bring to the position during an interview on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Read More

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