Even though Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he has not read the report of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and political pressure in his office, a spokeswoman says he might have read an executive summary. The Republican candidate for governor has promised to release an outside review of claims made by an ex-employee in a federal lawsuit filed last week.
A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.
The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.
A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield