Local: News

News

DCFS-Logo

DCFS Sees Increase In Backlog of Cases

Abused kids in Illinois may not be getting proper attention from the state.

u-of-i

U of I Computer Systems Hacked

A former U of I student may have gained access to three thousand student social security numbers when he hacked the systems.

mark-kirk

Poll Shows Majority of Illinois Voters Support Immigration Reform

Another public opinion poll shows support for immigration reform among Illinoisans.

bat

Bat Activity on Rise

Bats are starting to become more active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing

corn

FARM Bill Goes Down in Defeat

The debate over welfare benefits continues to derail plans to help farmers across the nation.  The U.S. House shot down…

dsi

Special Session Has Same Economic Impact as Conventions

When lawmakers head back to Springfield for a special session, several area businesses gear up for their arrival.

marijuana

Drug Bust in North End Motel

Springfield Police say they’ve made a drug bust at a north end motel. Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher says officers served…

afscme

State Workers to Receive Raises July 1; Back Pay in Question

The Quinn administration will start paying overdue raises to state workers July 1st even though lawmakers didn’t approve all the necessary funding.

road construction

IDOT Suffers Bad State Audit

A state audit says IDOT does a sloppy job of keeping its books.

unemployment

Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls

Illinois’ unemployment rate is down for the second month in a row.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

wind turbine

Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

in Local

Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

smoking1

It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

in Local

Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

in Local

Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

Zywiki

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

in Local

“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

Ernie Banks

Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.