Local: News

News

pumpkin

Springfield Dentist to Pay Kids for Uneaten Candy

A dentist in Springfield is offering cash for candy.

route66

Get Your Kicks on a Haunted Route 66

Illinois’ Route 66 is haunted, according to an author.

ridgely pc

Ridgely School Families to Receive Free PCs

This year, the Rotary Foundation provided a grant to Computer Banc to provide 100 PCs and a number of laptops to Ridgely families.

school_bus

ISBE Releases School Report Cards

It’s report card day for Illinois elementary and secondary schools.

mccoy

Escaped Decatur Inmate Caught

After a four-hour manhunt, authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped from jail in Decatur just as he was to begin serving a prison sentence for aggravated battery.

ball_chatham

Shell Casing Found at Glenwood HS

Nothing related found

remwes

Businesses Slated for Site of Demolished Nursing Home

New businesses continue to pop up on Springfield’s west side.

siren

Springfield Man Injured in Crash Dies

A Springfield man who sustained major injuries in a Monday accident has died.

monroestreet2

Portions of Monroe Closed for Sewer Cave-In

Portions of East Monroe Street in downtown Springfield will be closed for at least a week after a Wednesday morning sewer cave in.

Flag_of_Springfield,_Illinois_svg

Aldermen Dislike Cahnman’s Workers Comp Questioning

A Springfield alderman’s vow to more thoroughly vet workers compensation claims for city employees is ruffling a few feathers.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Budget Plan Proposed, Includes $700M Bump for Schools

Fresh
Generic WTAX

Illinois public schools would receive a $700 million increase to battle poverty under a budget plan proposed by the House majority leader.

5 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

5 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

6 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

5-18-16 Rally 1

The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

6 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

capitol_north

The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.