Update: Local levees continue to rise along Illinois River

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 4:51pm

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Levees along the Illinois River in Morgan, Cass and Greene Counties are either approaching the saturation stage or completely saturated. The latest statistics from the National Weather Service estimate the Read More

South Jacksonville considering TIF extension

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 12:20pm

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South Jacksonville is looking at extending the village’s Tax Increment Financing, or TIF agreement. The village’s joint review board met on Monday to review the status of ongoing and future Read More

Wet June limits farmers progress

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 11:43am

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It may sound like a broken record, but rain continues to delay the fieldwork of farmers in Illinois. According to the latest USDA crop report, the state averaged just over Read More

Infant airlifted after train versus car collision

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 9:23am

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An infant child was airlifted to the hospital last night after a vehicle versus train collision in Greene County. The accident, which occurred in Hillview on the train tracks of Read More

Illinois River rising to dangerous heights in ‘Dosh

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 6:22am

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The flood levels in Meredosia are closing in on a record high. After a week of heavy rainfall, the Illinois River sits at 28.12 feet.  According to projections from the Read More

Republican candidates vying for the Illinois 18th district featured on WLDS

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 6:22am

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Two of the Republican candidates running for Illinois’ 18th District seat discussed their political agendas on WLDS’ “What’s on Your Mind?” yesterday. Neither Ronald Rients of Benson or Mike Flynn Read More

Wall That Heals provides lasting impact for Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on June 29 at 1:04pm

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The Wall That Heals may have left Jacksonville, but its impact will never be forgotten. The public was invited to witness the 250-foot Vietnam War Memorial replica in Downtown Jacksonville Read More

“American Pickers” filming sixth season in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on June 29 at 6:45am

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The hit television series “American Pickers” is searching the state of Illinois for rare antiques and collectibles this summer. “American Pickers” stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have been antique Read More

Mediacom adds 50 HD channels to network

By Ryne Turke on June 29 at 6:45am

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Mediacom’s high definition lineup has been boosted with an expanded network capacity. On Friday, Mediacom announced the completion of a successful digital upgrade and the addition of over 50 new Read More

Two important meetings for farmers in West Central Illinois coming up next week

By Jim McCabe on June 28 at 8:13am

The Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus are partnering with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices to host a Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Read More