Local: News

News

cwlp

Sangamon River as Partial Second Water Source Resurfaces

Outside groups are accusing the city of Springfield of not doing its due dilligence in its study of gravel pits, which could be used as a second source of water.

Chatham2

Chatham Village President Downplays Water Rate Hike

Chatham won’t see the benefits of leaving CWLP and forming its own water district any time soon but Village President Tom Gray says turning off the CWLP spigots has given the village room to grow.

Grant School

First Superintendent Search Meeting Lightly Attended

The first of many Springfield Schools Superintendent Search Meetings has come and gone with less than a dozen people in…

Seal_of_Illinois

Poe Responds to “Anti-Business” Comments

State Representative Raymond Poe, in the running to replace Tom Cross as Illinois House Minority Leader, is firing back after…

Purple Hotel

The Purple Hotel Meets the Wrecking Ball

One of the landmarks in the history of Illinois political corruption is being demolished. The Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, which…

Seal_of_Illinois

Brady Continues Support of Gay Marriage

The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Illinois Republican Party’s former chairman to help…

jail

Central Illinois Bank Robber Sentenced

A 33-year-old Lake Fork man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for robbing two central Illinois banks while on supervised release.

bobflider

IL Dept of Ag Looking into Cover Crops

A three-year pilot program will have “cover crops” planted in more than a dozen locations in Illinois.   Cover crops…

jail

“Early-Out” Decatur Parolee Accused of Murder

The Associated Press has learned the suspect in a Decatur murder is one of 1,600 Illinois inmates released early as part of the state’s revamped good-behavior release program.

road construction

Work Doesn’t Stop Because of the Heat

Kids may be heading home early from school and air conditioners may be running at maximum, but city work crews…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Oil Train Derails Near Galena

railroad

A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

in Local

Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

Durbin VA Caregiver

Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

in Local

Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

rauner

Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

in Local

Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

jail

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.