Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is delivering holiday gifts to a central Illinois community damaged by last month’s deadly tornadoes. Simon’s office says she has been collecting gifts at her offices in Carbondale, Springfield and Chicago. Simon plans to take the gifts to the community of Gifford on Friday morning.
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.