Local: News

News

pat-quinn

Governor: Minimum Wage Needs to be Raised

The governor wants the minimum wage raised

police_lights

Man Charged in U of I Dart Attacks

A 19-year-old Champaign man has been charged with aggravated battery after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they…

Gay Marriage Push in Illinois Turns to Unions

After watching their efforts fizzle in the Illinois Legislature this year, gay marriage advocates are changing their game plan. The…

pat-quinn

Quinn Makes New Appointments, Reappoints Gaming Chairman

Governor Pat Quinn has reappointed Aaron Jaffe to serve as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement Friday,…

school_bus

Prep Football Refs Advise Extra Breaks for Players

The Illinois High School Association is advising schools to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related problems as prep football begins…

amtrak

$14.4 Million Awarded for Springfield Underpass

The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.

police_lights

Authorities Search for Missing Schuyler County Man

Authorities are looking for a man they say could be in danger.

jail

Springfield Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a man’s New Year’s Eve 2010 stabbing death.

school_bus

More Cameras on School Buses

Cameras seem to be watching our every move. Next up: a camera to see if you’re illegally passing a stopped…

state_capitol_4

No-Bid State Contracts Up 33 Percent

State officials authorized more than $135 million in emergency no-bid contracts during the most recent fiscal year — about 33 percent more than the year before.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

High-speed rail confrence (2)

A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

in Local

Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

unemployment

The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

in Local

Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

natures_select_suspect

A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

in Local

Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

policetape2

No one was injured in the crash.

in Local

Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

university illinois

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.