Local: News



CCW Permits Available Only Through Internet

Want a concealed carry permit in Illinois? You’d better have a computer.


Sierra Club Sues FutureGen Alliance

The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project.


Illinois Should Study Policy on Incentives in 2014, Quinn Says

Corporate incentives, or giveaways, will be under scrutiny next year. ADM, Boeing and others are seeking incentives in excess of…


School’s On in Mount Olive

Teachers ratified tentative deal Sunday

wreaths camp butler

Those Buried at Camp Butler Receive Holiday Cheer

A solemn holiday tradition at Camp Butler took place Saturday


Winter is Here!

Winter has arrived with six inches of snow and ice.


Amish Exempted from ACA

In many ways, Douglas County resembles most of its neighbors in eastern Illinois: a patch of rich farmland with an…

common core

Common Core Implementation Rolls On

ISBE: Ask your kids over break how this is going


Quinn Drops His Appeal and Collects His Salary

Tried to suspend lawmakers’ pay over pension inaction

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

City of Springfield

The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

in Local

U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

u of i research park

The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

in Local

SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

lincoln piano

A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

in Local

Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

jeannie schuur

Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

in Local

Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

corey morgan

Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.