Roots Music Festival to take place at Jacksonville Public Library

By Blake Schnitker on September 30 at 12:31pm

Local music fans can see free performances from several acclaimed folk and roots musicians this weekend. The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting “Bookstock: A Backyard Roots Music Festival” throughout the Read More

LaHood presents Congress of Tomorrow Project on WLDS

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 12:29pm

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Illinois’ 18th District Representative is pitching an idea for how to fix Congress. The Congress of Tomorrow Project, presented by Republican Darin LaHood and 3rd District Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski, Read More

NFL athlete motivates students in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on September 30 at 6:11am

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A former NFL athlete stopped by Jacksonville on Thursday to speak with area high school students. Steve Fitzhugh was a highly recruited athlete heading into college. After four years on Read More

Sentence handed down to teen accused of abandoning her newborn in a dumpster

By Blake Schnitker on September 29 at 5:34pm

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A sentence has been handed down to a Jacksonville teen accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster. The 19-year-old, who was 17-years old at the time of her Read More

Early voting starts today in Morgan County

By Blake Schnitker on September 29 at 1:49pm

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Today marks the beginning of early voting in Morgan County. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says she expects to see more early-voting this fall compared to March, given the competitiveness Read More