Davidsmeyer receiving endorsement from small businesses

By Ryne Turke on October 22 at 7:23am


The National Federation of Independent Business is showing their support for Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer. After receiving the endorsement from the NFIB, Davidsmeyer released the following statement: “Illinois needs an environment Read More

No prison time for woman arrested on meth charges

By Jim McCabe on October 21 at 1:15pm

Heather Fanning

A Jacksonville woman is avoiding prison time after being arrested on multiple methamphetamine-related drug charges this past summer. Thirty-three-year-old Heather Fanning of the 7-hundred block of North Diamond pleaded guilty Read More

Harvest limited for farmers in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on October 21 at 1:14pm


Corn and soybean harvests came to a halt this week as farmers in West Central Illinois were only able to get two days of work in the fields. According to Read More

Mac and IC vball match raises cash for breast cancer research

By Ryne Turke on October 21 at 1:06pm


The match tomorrow will be the third “Set, Serve and Rally for a Cure” fundraiser held by MacMurray and Illinois College. The Mia Ware Foundation will be receiving 100 percent Read More

Jury selection continues for Lamb trial

By Ryne Turke on October 21 at 7:57am

greene county

One day wasn’t enough time as the jury selection process for the trial of Luke Lamb is set to continue today at the Greene County Courthouse. Around 60 candidates for Read More

Change in Lake Jax security, new football field discussed

By Jim McCabe on October 21 at 7:56am


Several topics yielded discussion at a Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Committee meeting last night. Parks and Lakes Superintendent Bruce Surratt talked to aldermen about security within the park system. For Read More

Newly-remodeled home hospice facility open house this evening

By Jim McCabe on October 21 at 7:56am


Area residents will get a chance to see a recently-remodeled home hospice and health facility today. The open house is for Memorial Home Services in Jacksonville from 5 to 7 Read More

Schock, Miller vie for Congressional seat

By Jim McCabe on October 20 at 2:01pm


The two candidates for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District had interviews air on “What’s On Your Mind?” this morning on WLDS. The question-and-answer sessions are with Democratic candidate Darrel Miller and Read More

Passavant re-designated as Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics facility

By Ryne Turke on October 20 at 2:01pm


The EDAP certification means Passavant provides comprehensive emergency services and meets the defined pediatric emergency care requirements. Hospitals with the EDAP certification receive a site visit by the Illinois Department Read More

Vehicle fire causes apartment building evacuation

By Jim McCabe on October 20 at 7:09am


A car fire in Jacksonville caused the evacuation of an apartment complex last night. It happened in the parking lot of the Morton Avenue Apartments in the 1100 block of Read More