Greenfield fire chief talks about impact of last week’s accidents

By Jim McCabe on June 13 at 2:31pm


The fire chief of Greenfield says last week’s back-to-back fatal accidents in eastern Greene County have taken their toll, mentally, on his crew. Two 23-year-old men- one from Greenfield, the Read More

Schock has lengthy Q-and-A with Peoria paper

By Jim McCabe on June 13 at 2:30pm


Former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock is keeping busy more than a year after he resigned. In an exclusive sit-down interview, the former 18th District Congressman told the “Peoria Journal Star” Read More

Thoughts offered from Davis, LaHood, Illinois U.S. Senators on Florida shooting

By Jim McCabe on June 13 at 8:54am


Following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Illinois’ congressional delegation is reacting. Authorities say at least 50 people were killed and more than 50 were wounded early yesterday when Read More

June 13th Jacksonville City Council Preview

By Jim McCabe on June 13 at 8:51am

It’s a longer workshop than usual for Jacksonville aldermen as they prepare for tonight’s annual audit presentation after two weeks off. Aldermen also will discuss two Tax Increment Financing applications Read More

What impact does social media have on law enforcement?

By Ryne Turke on June 12 at 7:25am


Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Brent Penner says apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are responsible for an upward trend in bullying and harassment in the area. Penner believes Read More

Jacksonville cemetery getting a fresh look

By Ryne Turke on June 11 at 7:27am


The community is taking note of the improvements happening at Jacksonville Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Jeremy Nickel was named manager and president of Jacksonville Memorial Lawn Cemetery in March and immediately Read More

LaHood congratulates service academy students, including Virginia grad

By Jim McCabe on June 11 at 7:24am


Congressman Darin LaHood is congratulating seven U.S. Service Academy appointees in the 18th Congressional District. One of them is Matthew Helmich of Virginia, who graduated from Virginia High School and Read More

Mac students return from social work experience in England

By Jim McCabe on June 11 at 7:24am


A group of MacMurray College students recently returned from an eight-day immersion trip to London, England. The group of 13 students and four faculty members were there from May 10th Read More

Lack of state funding isn’t slowing down Sangamon County Fair

By Ryne Turke on June 10 at 12:41pm


The Sangamon County Fair is set to take over the Village of New Berlin starting Wednesday. Fair President Steve Walter talked about the busy fair schedule on WLDS’ “What’s On Read More

Another tragic accident near Greenfield

By Jim McCabe on June 10 at 11:50am

A second fatal accident has been reported in Greene County in less than a 24-hour period. Illinois State Police say 23-year-old Derek Buhl of Murrayville was killed in a single-vehicle Read More