New District 117 board members take office during special meeting

By Ryne Turke on April 27 at 8:44am

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The first meeting for District 117 board members Corinne Wagner and Libby White will include a vote for the next big step in the Turner Renovation Project. Board members will Read More

April 27th City Council preview

By Jim McCabe on April 27 at 8:32am


It’s Girl Scout Citizenship Night at Jacksonville’s City Council meeting tonight. On the agenda is a discussion for street closures and allowing the sale and consumption of alcohol at the Read More

Bus flips over on Morton Ave.

By Jim McCabe on April 26 at 4:38pm


Morton Avenue was shut down this afternoon after a luxury bus turned on its side. Jacksonville Police Sergeant Olivia Medford says the Harmony Limousine bus had no passengers when it Read More

Rep. Davidsmeyer’s Driver’s License Bill has passed the House

By Richard Holton on April 26 at 7:30am


House Bill 3670 was sponsored by Davidsmeyer after a constituent of his was involved in a minor accident with a senior citizen. No one was hurt in the accident, but Read More

Quincy native Rob Mellon talks about second go-around at 18th District seat

By Jim McCabe on April 25 at 12:30pm

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One of the Democratic candidates for the 18th Congressional District appeared on WLDS this week. Rob Mellon, a high school teacher from Quincy, is running for the second time in Read More

Beaux Art Ball’s theme to honor legacy of Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 12:29pm


The Art Association of Jacksonville has selected a theme for the 54th annual Beaux Arts Ball being held this weekend. “Lasting Legacy” was introduced by this year’s General Chairs Audra Read More

Sweet corn named state vegetable of Illinois

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 12:28pm

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Senator Sam McCann and local students have played a vital role in making sweet corn the official state vegetable of Illinois. The legislation for Senate Bill 800 was originally proposed Read More

Registration open for Underground Railroad Bus Tour

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 6:30am


Available seats are running out for the Jacksonville Underground Railroad Committee’s history filled Spring Bus Tour event on Sunday. Guests will join tour guides, dressed in 19th century period attire, Read More

Follow-up: things get heated at village meeting; filer of ethics complaint wants more action

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 1:54pm


The fireworks began before Thursday night’s South Jacksonville special board meeting even started. The meeting that ultimately resulted in the retirement announcement of Village President Gordon Jumper and resignation of Read More

UPDATE: Bomb Squad responds to “pipe bomb” scare in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 11:11am


Jacksonville Police received a scare this morning after the discovery of a possible explosive device in the city. Jacksonville Police received a citizen complaint about a piece of metal on Read More