Local: News

News

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…

10044562_thb

Jackson, Jr. Sentencing Delayed

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife will not learn their sentences this week for misusing hundreds of thousands…

It’s Billions with a “B”

Today is the first day of the state’s new fiscal year and Governor Pat Quinn says the state’s pension debt…

fireworks

Fireworks: Not Much is Legal

Even though there seems to be a patchwork of laws regarding fireworks, Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says that is…

school_bus

Cameras Could be Placed on School Buses

Passing a stopped school bus is against the law, but not everyone agrees a bus-mounted camera to catch the scofflaws…

money

Jacksons to be Sentenced on Wednesday

Prosecutors in the case against former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. are asking for permission to take control of his…

Judy Baar Topinka

Illinois Comptroller Gearing Up for Reelection

Illinois’ comptroller is ready for a battle to keep her job. Judy Baar Topinka is Illinois’ most successful Republican over…

bicycle

Bike Trail Modifications Could Bring in State Money

Illinois’ off-road trails are poorly marked, an advocate says. Steve Buchtel of the group Trails for Illinois says the off-road…

school_bus

Summer Food Programs Available for Low-Income Families

Homework and tests aren’t the only things students go without during the summer. For some, food can also be cut.…

pekin-downtown

Pekin Hopes Pipeline Will Produce Economic Benefits

Pekin and the surrounding communities are looking for an economic boost from the upcoming Enbridge pipeline project and the 600 workers it will employ.

Recent Headlines

in Local

DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

water

DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

in Local

Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

inmate_exiting_kamron_taylor

Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

in Local

House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

high speed rail

An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

in Local

Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

medicaid

Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

in Local

Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

Budget Cuts

State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.