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

Rob Mellon

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