Local » Page 3


Less MAP Money

Income tax rate set to roll back in three weeks

IL Deer

Deer Kill Is Up Three Percent

Firearm season over, others lie ahead


Who Replaces Judy Baar Topinka?

Will the selection of a new Illinois comptroller pose a constitutional crisis?

il supreme

Supreme Court to Allow Expedited Pension Hearing

The Supreme Court is allowing an accelerated hearing into the state's pension overhaul law.


Bel-Aire Motel Should Soon Be Gone

City will not bear costs of demolition

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Plans Budget Around 3.75% Income Tax; Won’t Rule Out Future Hike

The rate will fall from 5 percent to 3.75 percent at the beginning of the year, and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says his budget will be based on that figure.


Challenge to Edwards’ Treasurer Candidacy Challenged

Burns says there is a conflict of interest

judy baar topinka

Topinka Passes after Stroke

Leaders statewide remember the late comptroller Topinka.

sangamon county sheriff

County Board Approves Purchase of New Sheriff’s Cruisers

Some older vehicles will be kept in reserve


Springfield Inspector General Discussion Inches Along

The City Council spent nearly an hour combing the ordinance, which updates city code to allow for the position.


ALPLM Outlines Activities, Exhibits to Celebrate 10 Years

They're partying like it's 1865. Or 2005.

UIS logo

UIS Professor: Both Sides Need to Listen in Race Relations Discussions

Protests continue over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers. But when will the protests end and progress take hold?


Four Injured in East Side House Fire

Four people were injured, one seriously, in a house fire near 10th and Ash in Springfield early Tuesday morning.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn: Appointing New Agency Director Wasn’t My Choice

What Illinois Republicans are labeling a patronage scandal is anything but, according to Gov. Pat Quinn.


Obama Friend Won’t Testify in Grant Fraud Case

The decision not to call Dr. Eric Whitaker to testify was announced Tuesday, a day after Judge Richard Mills declared Whitaker a "hostile witness."


Morrisonville School District Appoints Interim Superintendent

The board decided to hire Richard Wilson at an emergency meeting Saturday.


Trial Dates Set for Former Kincaid Mayor

Former Kincaid Mayor Doug Thomas will face two trials for two charges incurred during his time as mayor.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner Vows No Political Hires

Bertuca appointment a parting gift

illinois farm bureau

Help Wanted: Farm Workers Who Are Legal

Harder than it sounds, IFB prez sez

National Headlines

in National

U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years


The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

in National

Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol


Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

in National

113th Congress ends with more fights than feats


Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

in National

Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M


Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

in National

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill


The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.