Mike Flynn running on Republican ticket for 18th Congressional District

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 12:42pm


Mike Flynn, a Republican candidate on the ticket for the 18th Congressional District, was the featured guest this morning on WLDS’ “AM Conversation.” The conservative writer declared his candidacy last Read More

Local superintendent weighs in on PARCC opt-out

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 12:42pm


Superintendents across the state are reacting to a bill that would allow students to opt out of a new standardized test. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Read More

Corn planting slowly rising in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 12:41pm


Cold and wet weather has limited the production of farmers this year in Illinois. The latest USDA crop report shows farmers increased corn planting by 16 percent for the week. Read More

Pool rates going down; aldermen approve $200K loan to city business

By Jim McCabe on April 28 at 7:43am


It’s going to be a little less expensive to swim in Jacksonville this summer. Aldermen approved a rate decrease for daily rates at the Nichols Park Pool at last night’s Read More

District 117 searching for construction manager with Turner Project

By Ryne Turke on April 28 at 7:20am


District 117 will be accepting applications for the Turner Renovation Project construction manager by the end of the week. District 117 board members unanimously voted in favor of seeking construction Read More