Local: News

News

state_capitol_2

Pension Deal Could Be in the Works

Lawmakers are back in town next week. Pension reform deal to be finalized?

municipal_east_3

Proposal to Settle Document Shredding Lawsuit to be Considered Next Week

Springfield aldermen will consider an ordinance Tuesday from Mayor Mike Houston to settle with Calvin Christian III regarding the shredding…

Lincoln's_Tomb

Oak Ridge Cemetery Privatization Appears to be DOA

The much debated topic of privatizing Oak Ridge Cemetery seems to be dead for now.    Cemetery Director Michael Lelys told…

washington_tornado

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for 15 Ill. Counties

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 15 counties in Illinois after severe storms and tornadoes struck the state.

state_capitol_4

Legislative Leaders Meet Tuesday; Try Hashing Out Pension Deal

Illinois’ legislative leaders met Tuesday to try to put the finishing touches on a pension restructuring plan. The Illinois House is scheduled…

washington_tornado_2

Sen. Kirk Tours Tornado Damaged Washington, Ill.

Local and state leaders took U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) around tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill. Tuesday afternoon, adding the senator, hobbled by a stroke almost two years ago, even got out and walked.

soybeans

We’re Number One… in Soybean Production

It’s Illinois’ turn to wear the soybean crown.

seat belts

You’ve Been Warned-Police Out in Force During the Holidays

Ticket-or-click-it. It is not just a slogan.

gun

Attempted Murder Sends Springfield Man to the Hospital

Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man.

deryke

DeRyke Murder Trial Pushed Back Again

The Watson man accused of killing his seven-year-old niece won’t go to trial until next year.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Madigan Files Pension Appeal

state_capitol_3

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

in Local

Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

local_news_generic

A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

in Local

$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

foodbank

The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.

in Local

Flyers: Know Your Rights!

airport

Financial hurt for airlines who keep you on the tarmac