Local: News

News

airport

Allegiant Air Delays

Allegiant Airlines is reporting flight delays nationwide

municipal_east_3

Houston Tries to Maintain Distance from Police Shredding Scandal

Mayor Mike Houston is responding to allegations his administration knew about police department document destruction before it happened.

catholic_cross

Springfield Catholic Diocese Pastor Accused of Abuse

A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.

slot_machine

Illinois Gaming Board Hears Push for 24 Hour Gambling

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock. Proponents and critics lined up Thursday…

unemployment

Illinois Unemployment Rate Stagnant at 9.2 Percent

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.

siren

Police Seeking Tips on Cornfield Damage

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about cornfield damage.

medical

Ill. Supreme Court Hears Retiree Healthcare Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums.

homeless

Thumbs Down to Helping Hands

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted to not recommend Helping Hands be allowed to purchase and use a portion of a building on North Fourth Street as a permanent shelter

deryke

Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

pat-quinn

Quinn: I’m Focused

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t gloating about his Democratic challenger dropping out of the governor’s race.

Recent Headlines

in Local

St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

saint john's

Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

in Local

Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

carbon_monoxide

Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

in Election 2014, Local

Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

unemployment

Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

in Election 2014, Local

Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

chad_grimm

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia