Local: News


white oaks

White Oaks Mall Security Not Changing

Despite restrictions a Bloomington mall has placed on young people, the management at White Oaks Mall says it will be business as usual.


Durkin Gets Support from Both Parties

The new Republican leader in the Illinois House has fans on both sides of the aisle.


Budweiser Looking to the U of I for Help

St. Louis means Budweiser, but the University of Illinois means computers.


Springfield Panhandlers to Sue City; Cite Free Speech

Panhandlers are suing the city for allegedly violating their First Amendment rights to free speech by stopping them from asking for money.


AAA: Declining Gas Prices Stemmed by Syrian Conflict

The debate over whether the U.S. will take military action in Syria is affecting gasoline prices in Illinois.


Houston: City’s Largest Workers’ Comp Claim Money Well Spent

A hefty Workers’ Compensation claim settlement can be looked at as protection in the future.


Quinn Pans Rauner’s Ideas on Term Limits, Reorganized Legislature

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t on board with all the changes proposed by a potential Republican opponent.


Crops Could Use Rain, But Still Better Than Last Year

With a late-summer dry spell, you could complain about the 2013 crops. But it’s a matter of perspective.


City Approves Coal Tar Cleanup Money, Health Care Administrator

The city will pay a total of $1.7 million — $508,000 of that from City Water Light and Power — to clean…

School Board Says Yes to New Residency Policy, ISAT Scores are in

A policy is now in place in School District 186 that says administrative and supervisory employees are required to live…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.

in Local

More Budget Bickering


Slavery has been brought into the rhetoric over the budget stalemate.

in Local

Will Rauner Reject More Medical Marijuana Treatment Options?


Nobody in Illinois has prescribed or consumed medical marijuana yet.

in Local

Bank Tellers Tell Would-Be Robber to Leave, Robber Complies


An attempted robbery at a Springfield bank ended almost as quickly as it started.

in Local

Exposure of SpringfieldILExposed.com

Springfield Exposed

A 21st century way to get news, or a website designed just to make people mad?