New Jacksonville fire chief pledges continued service, community growth

By Jim McCabe on October 28 at 1:42pm


It was an emotional moment for Jacksonville’s soon-to-be new fire chief. Current fire captain Doug Sills was named last night as the successor to current chief Rick Kluge, who announced Read More

Waverly veteran aboard final Land of Lincoln Honor Flight of the year

By Ryne Turke on October 28 at 1:41pm


Paul Elliot, of the U.S. Army, is one of 81 veterans from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War who will be taking the day long trip to Read More

Harvest continues in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on October 28 at 1:40pm


Farmers in West Central Illinois had a busy week harvesting corn and soybean. According to the latest USDA crop report, local farmers and farmers around the state were able to Read More

Charges filed after fatal two-vehicle weekend crash

By Jim McCabe on October 28 at 7:27am


A Springfield woman has been charged with aggravated DUI following the deaths of two people, including a Jacksonville man, in a Sangamon County two-vehicle accident over the weekend. Our reporting Read More

City council recap: gaming fee increase passes, higher water rates on the way

By Jim McCabe on October 28 at 7:18am


It’s going to be a bit more expensive for Jacksonville’s two “gambling parlors” to operate. Aldermen passed an ordinance last night authorizing a $5,000 fee to be charged annually for Read More

Evans discusses 67 Corridor and new endorsement at press conference

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 4:04pm


During the press conference, 100th District Candidate Josh Evans vowed to finish construction to the 67 Corridor, which will connect Jacksonville to St. Louis. He noted that the district is Read More

117 superintendent speaks out against sales tax attack ads

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 1:22pm


A little over a week left before Morgan County voters make a decision on a one-cent sales tax increase, District 117’s superintendent is questioning the motives of a statewide group Read More

Hart running for sheriff again in Scott County

By Ryne Turke on October 27 at 1:20pm


Democrat Dewayne Hart was the previous sheriff of Scott County from 1990-1996 and talked about what he would bring to the position during an interview on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Read More

Jacksonville man killed in Sangamon Co. crash

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 7:11am

A Jacksonville man has died in a car accident in Sangamon County. Illinois State Police reports indicate it happened on Saturday at around 10:45 p-m on Route 125 west of Read More

Jax meeting agenda includes new fire chief, budget talk

By Jim McCabe on October 27 at 7:10am


A new fire chief is on the agenda for the Jacksonville City Council meeting tonight. With Jacksonville Fire Chief Rick Kluge announcing his retirement at the end of the month Read More