Local: News

News

Flag_of_Springfield,_Illinois_svg

Hy-Vee Reports Survey Scam to Authorities

The Springfield Police Department is warning citizens about a scam happening at a store in Springfield. Although the store is…

10044562_thb

What Does SCOTUS Ruling Mean Here?

The U-S Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday but with that ruling, Illinois still may lag behind much of the nation.

municipalcenter

Jefferson Crossing Funding Advances; City Wants “Terrorism Coverage”

The long neglected corner of Jefferson Street and Veterans Parkway in Springfield is on its way to a major development.

rochester

Rochester Board Looks to Clear Up Zoning Language

Members of Rochester’s zoning appeals board are meeting to create better definitions of residential buildings in the village’s zoning rules.

Eddie Jones 001

Reward Offered for Busting Drug-Involved Elected Officials

There’s a $10,000 reward being offered in an effort to uncover any elected officials who are involved in heroin trafficking.

school board headquarters

Springfield BOE Alters Meeting Structure

The Springfield Board of Education is changing how it does business only a couple of months into its new term.…

Gov. Quinn Gives Committee “Pep Talk”

Gov. Pat Quinn has words of encouragement for the conference committee that will meet for the first time on Thursday.

erika_harold

Former GOP Chair Apologizes for Remarks — Via Text

A Republican congressional candidate in Illinois says a former GOP official who wrote a derogatory e-mail about her has apologized — via text.

Durbin: Boehner Doesn’t Get It

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says House Republicans could take a page from the Senate’s playbook when it comes to forging…

photo1

Williamsville: New Library and Museum

As Williamsville moves forward on a new building to house both the library and the box car museum, some are…

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local

Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

durbin

Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

yesterday in Local

Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

shelia-simon

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

yesterday in Local

Sherman Plans Road Improvements

road construction

The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

yesterday in Local

Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

casino

Proponents say the entire state would benefit

yesterday in Local

State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

illinois state police

The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own