Volunteer firefighters would be compensated under new bill

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 2:04pm


A proposed bill in Congress would provide more incentive for volunteer firefighters. The legislation from Congressman Dave Loebsack, an Iowa Democrat, and West Virginia Republican David McKinley, would provide tax Read More

Legislation to re-name Route 67 after Powell family re-filed in Springfield

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 1:58pm


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann has once again filed legislation to designate a portion of U.S. 67 in honor of a Greene County family. McCann submitted a bill yesterday that Read More

Schock involved in freedom of foreign political prisoner

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 12:32pm


Congressman Aaron Schock says a year’s worth of effort has paid off. Tun Aung, a Muslim doctor who had been held as a political prisoner in Southeast Asia, was released Read More

JPD 2014 report: more accidents, less cannabis arrests

By Jim McCabe on January 29 at 7:27am

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The Jacksonville Police Department has released its crime stats report for last year. The department responded to 24,600 calls for service, a decrease of 8.1 percent from 2013. There was Read More

IC students participate in volunteer tax program

By Ryne Turke on January 29 at 7:26am


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is prepared to help West Central Illinoisans during tax season. John Rush, the coordinator of the program, was a guest yesterday on WLDS’ “What’s Read More