Local » Page 12

pension

4 weeks ago

Republican Plan for Pension Reform / Social Services

$1.1 billion includes dedicated funds

cross_crossroads

4 weeks ago

Faith for Labor

Religious leaders stand with home care workers

raoul

4 weeks ago

Threatening Language Could Be a Crime

Senate passes a bill outlawing "extortion"

state fair logo

4 weeks ago

Fair Fix-up Bill Advances

Would create a "fairgrounds foundation" to pay for $180M in deferred maintenance

dickdurbin1

4 weeks ago

Sen. Dick Durbin Convinced Merrick Garland is Qualified to Serve in the Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland Wednesday in Washington.

school clip art

4 weeks ago

Manar Proposes New School Funding Legislation

Sen. Andy Manar is attempting to change how much the districts rely on property taxes to fund their schools.

gun

4 weeks ago

I-GOLD Brings Gun Groups to Capitol

Even with concealed carry, the fight is not over.

illinois department of corrections

4 weeks ago

The Government Keeps a Closer Eye on Illinois Sober Homes Than Others

The number of sober homes in Illinois has gone up about 10 percent in the last three years.

Body Cameras IL Police

4 weeks ago

Lawmakers Considering Limiting Public Access to Police Dashboard and Body Camera Footage

The House Judiciary Criminal Committee will hear a plan by Art Turner on limiting public access of police dashboard and body camera footage.

money bags

4 weeks ago

Pleads Not Guilty: Melodie Gliniewicz Claims No Conspiracy

Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joesph Gliniewicz widow denies role in money-siphoning scheme.

salvation army

4 weeks ago

Frustration on Both Sides with Proposed Salvation Army Move — Open Houses Planned

The Springfield City Council sent back to committee a proposal to extend the redevelopment agreement regarding Tax Increment Financing District funds for the Salvation Army.

manar_ed_funding

4 weeks ago

For a Third Time …

GOP derides school funding formula proposal as Chicago bailout

4-5-16 Springfield City Council

4 weeks ago

City Council Approves Revised Coal Contract

The Springfield City Council has approved a contract for coal with Saint Louis-based Arch Coal, but that doesn't mean the city may not continue to try and alter that deal.

4-5-16 Rauner

4 weeks ago

Rauner: Too Much Health Care Fraud in IL

Governor Bruce Rauner is signing another executive order -- this one having to do with potential health care fraud.

4-4-16 LaHood

4 weeks ago

LaHood Still Frustrated with State Legislative Inaction

A local Congressman in Springfield and throughout his district for a week days he's probably done more in seven months in Congress than the Illinois Legislature has.

school board headquarters

4 weeks ago

District-186 Takes Budget Process Slowly

Springfield Public School Board president Mike Zimmers says neither he nor the rest of the school board is in any hurry to craft a budget for next school year.

Generic WTAX

4 weeks ago

Questions Remain About Midwife Legislation

A measure to legalize certified professional midwives remains in limbo after testimonies from Illinois pediatricians.

police lights

4 weeks ago

Farmington Police Officer Involved in Shooting

Illinois State Police say a Farmington police officer shot a suspect in a domestic-battery investigation after the suspect repeatedly punched the officer in the head.

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

4 weeks ago

Problems Continued with Quinn Anti-Violence Program

The former head of an agency overseeing an Illinois anti-violence initiative says ex-Gov. Pat Quinn's staff directed him where money should go even after Quinn vowed reforms to the troubled program.

Dollar General Surveillance 2

4 weeks ago

Police May Have Dollar Store Robber in Custody

Springfield Police say they may have the person in custody who's responsible for a series of robberies to dollar stores and to at least one Family Video store.

National Headlines

7 hours ago in National

Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign

3-14-16 Cruz Rally

Donald Trump won Indiana's Republican presidential primary Tuesday and Ted Cruz suspended his campaign.

13 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

21-overlay-1

President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

14 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

10-overlay-1

Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

21 hours ago in National

Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf

obamaREUTERS

President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

21 hours ago in National

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

minimumwageREUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.