Chamber of Commerce holds yearly get-together

By Jim McCabe on January 30 at 7:24am


Several awards were handed out at the 2015 edition of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Inner Harmony Day Spa was given the Small Business of the Year Read More

Volunteer firefighters would be compensated under new bill

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 2:04pm


A proposed bill in Congress would provide more incentive for volunteer firefighters. The legislation from Congressman Dave Loebsack, an Iowa Democrat, and West Virginia Republican David McKinley, would provide tax Read More

Legislation to re-name Route 67 after Powell family re-filed in Springfield

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 1:58pm


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann has once again filed legislation to designate a portion of U.S. 67 in honor of a Greene County family. McCann submitted a bill yesterday that Read More

Schock involved in freedom of foreign political prisoner

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 12:32pm


Congressman Aaron Schock says a year’s worth of effort has paid off. Tun Aung, a Muslim doctor who had been held as a political prisoner in Southeast Asia, was released Read More

JPD 2014 report: more accidents, less cannabis arrests

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 7:27am

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The Jacksonville Police Department has released its crime stats report for last year. The department responded to 24,600 calls for service, a decrease of 8.1 percent from 2013. There was Read More

IC students participate in volunteer tax program

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 7:26am


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is prepared to help West Central Illinoisans during tax season. John Rush, the coordinator of the program, was a guest yesterday on WLDS’ “What’s Read More

Grain Belt Line officials tweak power line route

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 1:19pm


More meetings are coming to introduce landowners to the newest electricity project in West Central Illinois. Clean Line Energy will hold the second of three rounds of meetings in areas Read More

Passavant renovation will serve new patient demographic

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 1:18pm


Passavant Area Hospital has been approved by the state to create a psychiatric unit. The hospital received a Certificate of Need application from the Illinoisn Health Facilities and Services Review Read More

Rep. Davis focuses on human trafficking prevention

By Ryne Turke on January 28 at 1:14pm


Representative Rodney Davis is pushing for Congress to prioritize human trafficking prevention. In a press release, Davis announced that the House is making strides to continue their mission of eliminating Read More

Greene County may add another school district to tax cap

By Jim McCabe on January 28 at 8:20am


Jersey County’s board of commissioners is changing how much revenue a Greene County school district collects. After years of bringing up the idea and quashing it, the board this month Read More