Local: News

News

police_lights

Cause of Menard County State’s Attorney Death Determined

Menard County’s state’s attorney has died of natural causes. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards announced Ken Baumgarten was pronounced dead…

Superintendent Candidates Available for Question Wednesday

Residents in the Springfield public school district are being encouraged to make their voices heard in the search for the…

corn

Rural Communities Can Find Resources on New Site

A website compiling information about resources rural communities can use is making progress, according to the director of the Illinois Institute…

Will We See a Farm Bill?

Will Congress pass a farm bill this year – and does it matter? Illinois Farm Bureau President Phillip Nelson says…

road construction

High-Speed Rail Meeting in Springfield on Tuesday

Questions, comments and concerns will all be addressed on the High-Speed Rail during an open meeting in Springfield. The Illinois…

washington_tornado

Don’t Wait on FEMA Relief, Apply Now

If you were affected by mid-November storms, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency now. That’s the message FEMA Public…

corn

Quinn Fights Changes in Ethanol Rules

Governor in Washington to protest EPA proposal

census

Illinois, by the Numbers, in a New Census Report

Illinois home values, ownership rate sag

pension

New Pension Law in Place, But Will it Stick?

The new pension law does not solve the state’s financial problems by itself.

medical

Menard County States Attorney Pronounced Dead

The Menard County States Attorney has been pronounced dead.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

in Local

$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

homeless

$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

in Local

Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

policetape

The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

in Local

Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

sherman

The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

in Local

Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

wells-fargo-logo

A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.