Local: News

News

schock

Group Urges Schock to Support Immigration Reform

Two days before Independence Day, a group favoring Senate-passed immigration law demonstrated outside the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

policetape2

Christian County Investigating 20 Machine Shed Burglaries

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a rash of machine shed burglaries that’s taken place over the past two months.

police_lights

SPD Reports Another Police Impersonator

Springfield Police are reporting another case of police impersonation, but it’s likely unrelated to the string of similar instances a few months ago.

gun

Local Lawmakers Oppose Quinn’s Concealed Carry Changes

Springfield-area state senators aren’t happy with the governor’s concealed carry changes.

Quinn Changes Concealed Carry Bill

Governor Pat Quinn has made changes to the concealed carry bill lawmakers passed this Spring session.

Seal_of_Illinois

Light May Be on the Horizon for Pension Reform

A member of the bipartisan committee charged with crafting a compromise to the pension reform impasse says she sees some…

economy

Economy Improving?

The Flash Index, put out by the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs, reads 106.3 for June.

District 186 Top-Heavy?

The Springfield school board is planning an audit this fall to answer a question on the minds of some area…

New Law to Protect Elderly

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s signed a new law to better protect elderly Illinois residents and adults with disabilities. Quinn…

Seal_of_Illinois

Gov Candidate Wants a Different Way to Raise Campaign Cash

Democrat Bill Daley says state lawmakers shouldn’t be allowed to accept campaign contributions while they’re meeting in Springfield.  Daley, who…

Recent Headlines

in Local

State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

school_bus

Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

in Local

Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

municipalcenter

The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

in Local

Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

in Local

Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

manar school funding

Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

in Local

Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

police_lights

Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.