State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is setting up temporary office space after fire damaged his district office in Staunton. He says the fire started about noon on Monday in a business next door to his office in a historic building on Main Street. Manar says no one was injured. He did not know the cause or a damage estimate. The city has offered Manar space for a temporary office on Main Street.
Rauner does not want repeat of 2011
Illinois attracts international tourists. They are easy to spot along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Downstate farm fields, not so much – except for this week.
A school board member is switching it up next year -- running instead for Ward 4 on the city council.
Some guarded optimism for area's business health
A man shot in the face late Saturday night is still in critical condition.