Local: News

News

money

Illinois Poison Center in Need of Funding

The Illinois Poison Center is itself in need of revival.

school board headquarters

District 186 Makes Progress in Superintendent Search

Search firm reports 37 candidates

capitol

Durbin, Davis Talk Shutdown-Ending Deal

The partial shutdown of the federal government is over, the debt ceiling has been raised – but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says there still will be political consequences for Republicans in Congress.

sangamon_county_building_3

Redfield: Early Fundraising in Sheriff’s Race Not Unusual

Contributions are pouring in in the race for Sangamon County Sheriff, but is that a wise strategy?

CT  MET-AJ-RUTHERFORD

Rutherford: Illinois Investments Prepared for Debt Default

The state’s top investment officer says he was prepared in the event of a debt ceiling disaster.

knife

Springfield Woman Allegedly Stabs Daughter over Internet “Favorites”

An argument about internet browser “favorites” devolved into a stabbing and sent one woman to the hospital.

u-of-i

University of Illinois, Chief Group Reach Trademark Settlement

The University of Illinois and a group dedicated to the former Chief Illiniwek mascot have reached a settlement over the use of the symbol’s name and image.

capitol

Illinois Delegation, Except One, Votes to End Government Shutdown

The lone member of Illinois’ congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the legislation because it ignores the nation’s “massive debt.”

policetape

Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency

The family of an Ashland woman serving a 55 year prison sentence for first degree murder is seeking support for her release.

park-district-headquarters

Springfield Park Board Releases Audit, Narrowly Approves Dog Park Fundraising

The Springfield Park Board’s president says a forensic audit didn’t uncover anything they didn’t already know.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

school-security_generic

Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

in Local

Prisons and Power

jail

A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

in Election 2014, Local

Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

GAS PUMP

Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

in Local

Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

isp crash

Cause of crash under investigation