Election 2014

McCann considering run at governor, says web site

By Jim McCabe on June 10 at 8:27am


An online publication for conservatives in Illinois says Jacksonville’s state senator is considering a third-party run for governor. The Illinois Review posted a story on Friday stating that although no Read More

Davidsmeyer comes out against pay raise legislation

By Jim McCabe on June 7 at 6:55am


Jacksonville State Representative is criticizing the state budget which grants an effective pay raise to legislators. The budget, which passed the House last week, does not renew the requirement that Read More

Local congressman reacts to Bergdahl release

By Jim McCabe on June 6 at 1:13pm


Jacksonville’s Congressman is weighing in on the President’s decision to exchange a U.S. Army soldier for several Taliban members. 18th District Representative Aaron Schock appeared on FOX News’ “On the Read More

Resolution passed to name Greene Co. highway after WW2 vets

By Jim McCabe on June 3 at 7:20am


The Illinois Senate has passed a resolution to honor seven brothers from Greene County who served in World War II. The resolution, sponsored by Jacksonville state senator Sam McCann, honors Read More

McCann introduces Reagan statue resolution

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 8:20am


Jacksonville state senator Sam McCann is a chief co-sponsor of new legislation that would honor former President Ronald Reagan with a statue at the Illinois State Capitol. The capitol currently Read More

Oberweis speaks in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on May 28 at 1:02pm


U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis stopped by the VFW in Jacksonville last night to share some of his ideas with fellow Republicans. Oberweis spoke to members of the Morgan County Read More

Weikert highway designation clears Senate

By Jim McCabe on May 23 at 4:20pm


The Senate has joined the House in passing a resolution to name a stretch of Jacksonville road after a fallen soldier. The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a resolution today to Read More

Davidsmeyer addressing local propane needs during emergencies

By Ryne Turke on May 21 at 1:06pm


A bill sponsored by State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer would aid West Central Illinois propane needs during times of emergency. Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann was also a chief sponsor of Read More

“Don’t fund Obama library with taxpayer money”, says Davidsmeyer

By Jim McCabe on May 21 at 7:43am


Jacksonville state representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is sponsoring legislation which would prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build the proposed Obama presidential library in Chicago. Davidsmeyer cites the other thirteen Read More

Davidsmeyer, Hammond weigh in on budget progress

By Jim McCabe on May 16 at 7:23am


There’s a budget on the table for next year, but local lawmakers don’t like it. Illinois legislators spent about ten hours yesterday debating the plan before it was all said Read More