Parking overnight now legal in downtown Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 28 at 7:20am


Monday’s City Council meeting led to several traffic changes in Jacksonville, several of which involve the downtown area. Planning and Public Works Committee Chairman Bill Scott says safety concerns were Read More

Aldermen asking for comprehensive plan update

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 1:17pm


A Jacksonville alderman is continuing to push for an update to the city’s comprehensive plan. During the Committee of the Whole meeting that preceded the regular city council meeting on Read More

Prairieland Chautauqua kicks off on Friday in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 12:52pm


With just a few days left for preparation, the 16th annual Prairieland Chautauqua is announcing a list of performers as well as a few changes for this year’s event. Prairieland Read More

Memorial Home Services Hospice to hold community event

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 12:50pm


Memorial Home Services Hospice wants you to know that end-of-life wishes don’t need to be an uncomfortable topic. Ronda Dudley will host a community event on Thursday September 4 featuring Read More

Jacksonville NAACP discusses minority hiring in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 7:48am

Discussion breaks out at Town Hall meeting regarding minority hiring in District 117

A Town Hall meeting was held yesterday at Mt. Emory Baptist Church focusing on minority hiring in District 117. Led by Jacksonville NAACP President Eric Robinson and Secretary Doris Robinson, Read More

High school sports teams make heat adjustments

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 7:47am


It’s been hot this week, and among the groups of people well aware of that- the players and coaches involved in high school sports. Jacksonville High School football coach Mark Read More

Council agrees to have irrigation system put in as part of North main construction

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 12:49pm


The City of Jacksonville is investing nearly $50,000 on an irrigation system for the north end of the downtown renovation project. Jim Burke of Hutchison Engineering got verbal approval from Read More

Limited tickets available for 2014 Dreams Drawing

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm


The official number of tickets remaining is 362, but State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean noted on WLDS’ “AM Conversation” that 18 tickets were sold after the office closed last night. Bonjean, Read More

Local corn and soybeans crops looking strong

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm

corn in hand

According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, corn in Illinois is rated 52 percent good and 30 percent excellent. Likewise, soybeans are rated 55 percent good and Read More

It’s a sure bet that aldermen aren’t done talking about gambling

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 7:47am


Jacksonville’s status as a gambling-friendly city in the state of Illinois is proving to be a top topic for city council this year. Aldermen revisited a months-old dialogue regarding video Read More