18th Congressional District Democratic Primary (FINAL)

Rob Mellon - 4599

Adam Lopez - 2999

18th Congressional District Republican Primary (FINAL)

Darin LaHood - 31361

Mike Flynn - 12560

Donald Rients - 1233

Blankenship reviews Bluffs tax referendums

By Ryne Turke on April 4 at 12:30pm


Residents of Bluffs will have the opportunity to vote on a pair of tax referendums this week. An education tax rate and county-wide sales tax will appear as separate items Read More

Candidates running for Ward 3 Alderman appear on WLDS

By Jim McCabe on April 3 at 2:04pm


The candidates for Jacksonville Ward 3 alderman rounded out our political “What’s On Your Mind?” schedule this morning leading up to next Tuesday’s election. Bruce McDaniel is looking to win Read More

Senator LaHood announces candidacy for 18th District

By Ryne Turke on March 31 at 1:05pm


State Senator Darin LaHood made a visit to Jacksonville today to announce his candidacy for U.S. Congress in the 18th Congressional District. LaHood, son of former 18th Congressional District Representative Read More

District 117 board candidates featured on “What’s On Your Mind?”

By Ryne Turke on March 27 at 1:21pm


The five District 117 school board candidates were featured on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program this morning. Incumbents Mike Lonergan and Steven Cantrell, along with newcomers Corinne Wagner, Libby Read More

County clerk stresses special Congressional election not in the budget

By Jim McCabe on March 25 at 7:26am


While it’s anyone’s guess who may next represent Jacksonville in Congress, one thing’s for sure- the replacement process will cost local taxpayers. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says the cost Read More

Jacksonville Ward 1 candidates appear on WLDS

By Jim McCabe on March 23 at 1:35pm


The candidates for Ward 1 Alderman in Jacksonville appeared on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program this morning. Bill Scott is running for re-election. He’s served for four years representing Read More

District 117 board candidates take stage during open forum

By Ryne Turke on March 20 at 6:19am


Members of the community got a chance to learn more about the five District 117 school board candidates during an open forum questionnaire last night. The event was hosted by Read More

Former local state rep Jil Tracy expresses interest in Schock’s seat

By Jim McCabe on March 18 at 1:14pm


The biggest question burning in downstate Illinois politics right now is- who is going to replace Aaron Schock? With a special election looming to find a new Congressman for the Read More

Jacksonville and South Jax candidates meet for open forum discussion

By Ryne Turke on March 12 at 7:22am


Several individuals running for the positions of Jacksonville alderman and South Jacksonville board of trustees met last night at City Hall to share their goals and opinions during a candidate Read More

Winchester Superintendent discusses Scott County sales tax

By Ryne Turke on January 18 at 8:00am


A pair of Scott County School Districts are adding separate tax referendums to the April ballot. With decreasing financial aid from the state putting school districts in a tough situation, Read More