12/10/2013 7:37:16 AM
Western Illinois University says tougher admissions standards are helping to attract more qualified applicants.
University officials announced earlier this year that the new standards would go into e...read more
12/10/2013 7:36:21 AM
It’s "Vaccinate Illinois Week" and state officials say now is a good time to get a flu shot. Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold says it’ll help ward off sickness as the flu season ap...read more
12/10/2013 7:34:42 AM
Illinois fire officials are offering tips for a safe holiday season.
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal says there were a dozen fires linked to holiday decorations, Christmas trees and oth...read more
12/10/2013 7:34:06 AM
Tornado victims can start applying for food stamp assistance this week, says DHS spokesman Tom Green.
Green says the benefits will help families buy groceries that th...read more
12/10/2013 7:33:14 AM
Governor Quinn says he was put on earth to solve the state’s pension crisis. But last week, he signed the law behind closed doors. The governor says he simply didn’t have enough time to do...read more
12/10/2013 7:29:58 AM
There are more health troubles for U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. He went to a Lake Forest hospital with stomach pains on Saturday and discovered he had gallstones. Kirk underwent surgery this mo...read more
12/10/2013 7:29:21 AM
The state of Illinois is honoring Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka with his own special license plates.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White presented Ditka with two specialty plates. Both are navy...read more
12/10/2013 7:28:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn is in Washington D.C., for meetings with the Democratic Governors Association and White House officials.
He's set to be in meetings Monday and Tuesday.
Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anders...read more
12/9/2013 7:46:11 AM
LIFE Center for Independent Living (LIFE CIL) will be in Clinton to explain how they can assist in applying for the Affordable Care Act. LIFE CIL's In Person Counselor, Kristi Payne, will be at t...read more
12/9/2013 7:41:51 AM
The Piatt County Filing for the 2014 March Primary is in. Republican Colleen Kidd is running uncontested as the incumbent for County Clerk. Incumbent David Hunt (R) will be running uncontested for the...read more
12/9/2013 7:40:39 AM
The local chapter of United Way's annual Campaign Drive is under way in DeWitt County. The Campaign Drive will be used to support various organizations in the area. James Keith, with United Way, ...read more
12/9/2013 7:38:45 AM
One division of Richland Community College has recently received accreditation to help their students further their careers. Richland's Health, Information and Technology Division was recently accredi...read more
12/9/2013 7:36:13 AM
Menard County's state's attorney has died of natural causes.
Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Ken Baumgarten was pronounced dead Friday at Memorial Medical Center's emergency room in Spring...read more
12/9/2013 7:34:39 AM
A professor from Illinois Wesleyan University is recalling his vote for Nelson Mandela - and his sense of awe at the time of the historic election in South Africa.
According to reports, William Munro...read more
12/9/2013 7:33:48 AM
An Illinois congressman is heading to South Africa to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's office says the Peoria Republican will lead a delegation of members of Congress tr...read more
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