Local: News

News

state_capitol_4

African American Lawmakers Speak Out Against Business Bill

Illinois’ Black Chamber of Commerce, and other small-business leaders, are speaking out against a business bill. Under the proposal, “responsible…

gay_marriage

Illinois Legislature Passes Same Sex Marriage Bill

Some of the state’s top elected leaders watched as lawmakers debated a bill that adds Illinois to 14 other states allowing same-sex marriage.

halloween candy

Tainted Treats in Chatham?

It may be difficult to determine the sources of two pieces of tainted Halloween treats.

CT  MET-AJ-RUTHERFORD

Rutherford: I Can Win

One of the Republican candidates for governor is making it sound like he’s winning, and his claims are largely true.

gun

Man Shot Near 5th and North Grand

A Springfield man was shot in the leg late Monday night, and police think there may be a connection to another recent shooting.

corn

Corn Harvest Still Slow

We’re into November, and there’s still some corn left to harvest.

state_capitol_3

They’re Back — What’s Going On?

The fall legislative session resumes today in Springfield, and the latest pension proposal is in the hands of the four legislative leaders and the actuaries who are calculating the projected savings.

sangamon_county_building_4

Sangamon County has Large Gap in Animal Control Expenses

Sangamon County has been taking a financial hit when it comes to Animal Control, according to a new report. Maximus…

m

McMenamin Tired of Interim Fixes on Key Positions

Springfield Alderman Joe McMenamin believes Mayor Mike Houston is not moving fast enough on finding permanent solutions to technically vacant…

school board headquarters

87 Springfield Students Still Out Due to Immunization Records

87 Springfield Public School students have missed nearly three weeks of school because they don’t have proper immunizations.

Recent Headlines

28 mins ago in Local

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

Fresh
policememorial

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

41 mins ago in Local

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

Fresh
springfield_police_1

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

2 hours ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

tax

Maybe Wednesday

2 hours ago in Local

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

4-20-16 MAP Rally 1

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

9 hours ago in Local

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

crops

Corn progress best in years