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.
Gill: School district taking on safety head-on
The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.
The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.