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.
Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.
Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.
Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.
The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.