Some mid-size Illinois cities are hoping to gain more influence in Springfield. The Rockford Register Star reports industrial cities like Rockford, Peoria, Aurora and Danville are forming a new alliance at the Capitol. Each of these cities already belongs to the Illinois Municipal League. That organization focuses on legislative issues for communities across the state.
Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.
Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.
Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.
A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.