Local: News

News

rauner

Rauner Says His Experience is Needed to Control State Expenses

Stopping short of calling all politicians and union leaders corrupt, GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says his background as…

Lisa Madigan’s Father Could Negatively Affect Her Run for Governor

Lisa Madigan may face more trouble in a run for governor than anticipated.  A “Chicago Sun-Times” poll reveals some voters…

heroin

DIRT Team Arrests Man Second Time for Drug Charges

A man sheriff’s deputies arrested on drug charges earlier this month has been arrested again… on drug charges.

policetape2

Death of Missing Southren View Man Ruled Suicide

Authorities don’t believe foul play was involved in the death of a missing Southern View man.

rauner

Gov Hopeful in Springfield Today

Private equity manager Bruce Rauner, running for governor, is in the midst of a cross-state campaign trek. The campaign for…

police_lights

Missing Man Found Dead

An area man who has been missing since early June has been found dead.  Sanagmon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says…

Flag_of_Springfield,_Illinois_svg

Mural Funding Approved; City Code on Closed Meetings Updated

There was no evidence of past political battles over downtown murals at this week’s Springfield City Council meeting.

Pension Compromise on the Horizon?

“Obviously, there’s a need for some compromise,” Madigan told reporters. “The expectation is that the ten appointees to the (conference) committee will act in good faith and strike a compromise.”

Iphone_app

Illinoisans Overspending on Data Capacity for Smart Phones

Illinoisans are spending a lot of money on data capacity for their smart phones that they don’t use. This is…

Political Expert Questions Conference Committee

In a rarely used maneuver in Illinois, a panel of 10 lawmakers will form a conference committee to resolve differences…

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

5 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.

6 hours ago in Local

Springfield Welcomes President Barack Obama

Air Force One 4

Air Force One arrives in Springfield, Illinois.

11 hours ago in Local

CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

2-10-16 Springfield City Council

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

13 hours ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today