Davidsmeyer points out pay raise flip-flop

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 7:43am


Jacksonville State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer voted to reject an automatic pay raise for state legislators, but not without taking shots at Democrats. The raise would have gone into effect at Read More

Watershed project looks like it’s back on track

By Jim McCabe on July 30 at 7:42am


It appears funding for the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed clean-up project has been restored. Jacksonville aldermen passed a resolution authorizing a Financial Assistance Agreement for the 319 Watershed Grant, a Read More

Jax, other municipalities that have video gaming machines not getting money from state

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 1:17pm


The state is withholding the share of profits for municipalities from video gaming machines while there’s no state budget. Illinois has gone nearly a month into the new fiscal year Read More

Cass County state rep urging state to not cut Amtrak funding

By Jim McCabe on July 29 at 12:45pm

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  An Amtrak sign is viewed is as normal service returned between New York City and Philadelphia on May 18, 2015 in New York City. Service in the busy Northeast Corridor was disrupted following a a deadly crash in Philadelphia last week that is still being investigated. last Tuesday evenings crash killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A West Central Illinois state representative is emphasizing how important Amtrak is in the face of potential state budget cuts. Governor Rauner has proposed a 40 percent reduction in state Read More

Illinois counties await news on Disaster Designation financial assistance

By Ryne Turke on July 29 at 12:35pm


Severe weather over the summer has led to Illinois farmers reaching out for assistance from the federal government. United States Department of Agriculture representative Doug Bailey confirmed with WLDS/WEAI News Read More