Representative Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on lack of state budget

By Blake Schnitker on December 3 at 10:00am


State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville believes the time for Illinois to pass a budget bill is now. At the conclusion of the state’s veto session on Thursday, legislators passed Read More

Group of local Vets joining Dakota Access Pipeline protests

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 12:11pm


Despite the frigid weather, several local Veterans are making the trek to North Dakota this weekend in protest of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Jacksonville natives Tyson Manker, Patrick McKinnon Read More

Lahood Backs the Defense Plan

By Gary Scott on December 2 at 11:48am

An area congressman is supporting a plan to raise pay for the military. 18th district congressman Darin Lahood voted this week for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year Read More

State Police Ballyhooing Lower Traffic Death numbers

By Gary Scott on December 2 at 10:06am

State police say the Thanksgiving holiday weekend was one of the safest in recent Illinois history for motorists using Illinois roads. State police say there were 3 fatal crashes over Read More

Wilson selected as District 117’s newest board member

By Blake Schnitker on December 2 at 9:24am

Jacksonville School District 117 added its second new board member in the past month at last night’s special meeting. Several weeks ago, board members appointed Jan Ryan to fill the Read More