Local: News

News

jail

Officials Seek to Curb Juvenile Center Violence

What can Illinois do to reduce sexual abuse in juvenile detention facilities? Illinois is in the top four of states…

gun

Conceal Carry Training Takes Shape

A curriculum is coming together for police officers in Illinois, as they prepare for the legality of concealed-carry. The Illinois…

illinois-river

Japan Students Come to Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Six students are visiting Decatur from its sister city in Japan. The students are from Tokorozawa…

Governor Pat Quinn

$190m Coming in Flood Help

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says $190 million in federal grants and loans will be awarded to help Illinois…

municipalcenter

Executive Session Minutes, Audio Remain Sealed

Springfield Aldermen didn’t vote to release minutes and audio recordings from a closed door meeting discussing the police department’s document…

policetape

Coroner: Rochester Woman Murdered

Rochester Police knew they were investigating a death caused by injuries, but a closer look revealed something more sinister.

police_tape_gavel

Second Man Accused of Pease’s Armed Robbery Stands Trial

The trial of one of the men accused of robbing a Pease’s Candy Shop last year is underway. DeMarco Poole is facing armed robbery and aggravated battery charges.

Lawmakers File Suit Against Quinn; Governor Angered

Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over lawmakers’ halted pay filed by the leaders of the Illinois House and Senate is “just plain wrong.”

policetape2

Burned McLean Co. Body Identified

The McLean County Coroner says a woman whose burning body was found in a field set herself on fire.

shelia-simon

Simon to Announce Political Intentions

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is planning to discuss her political future during a series of trips around the state.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

in Election 2014, Local

Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

durbin oberweis

Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities

in Local

Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

fire

Woman saved from fire by state employees

in Local

Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

policetape

Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office