Jacksonville NAACP discusses minority hiring in District 117

By Ryne Turke on August 27 at 7:48am

Discussion breaks out at Town Hall meeting regarding minority hiring in District 117

A Town Hall meeting was held yesterday at Mt. Emory Baptist Church focusing on minority hiring in District 117. Led by Jacksonville NAACP President Eric Robinson and Secretary Doris Robinson, Read More

High school sports teams make heat adjustments

By Jim McCabe on August 27 at 7:47am


It’s been hot this week, and among the groups of people well aware of that- the players and coaches involved in high school sports. Jacksonville High School football coach Mark Read More

Council agrees to have irrigation system put in as part of North main construction

By Jim McCabe on August 26 at 12:49pm


The City of Jacksonville is investing nearly $50,000 on an irrigation system for the north end of the downtown renovation project. Jim Burke of Hutchison Engineering got verbal approval from Read More

Limited tickets available for 2014 Dreams Drawing

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm


The official number of tickets remaining is 362, but State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean noted on WLDS’ “AM Conversation” that 18 tickets were sold after the office closed last night. Bonjean, Read More

Local corn and soybeans crops looking strong

By Ryne Turke on August 26 at 12:49pm

corn in hand

According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, corn in Illinois is rated 52 percent good and 30 percent excellent. Likewise, soybeans are rated 55 percent good and Read More