5/18/2013 9:46:24 AM
State Representative Bill Mitchell says he was angry to learn that the state had diverted a quarter of the money in the Road Fund to projects other than construction.
Tuesday’s report from the ...read more
5/18/2013 9:40:52 AM
Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year, but people may be reluctant to seek treatment.
Depression is a mood disorder that can be treated. Ab...read more
5/18/2013 9:38:19 AM
A report issued in March revealed a wide disparity in how Illinois funds public education between the City of Chicago and downstate and suburban schools. That funding inequity is behind an effort for ...read more
5/18/2013 9:24:08 AM
The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is looking for 10 people to honor as Illinoisans of the Day at the fair this August in Springfield.
The program recognizes Illinois residents who make a diff...read more
5/18/2013 9:21:26 AM
An Illinois senator is blaming unnamed "extremists" who oppose legislation to restrict the possession of concealed guns for delaying a vote on the issue.
Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH'-ma...read more
5/18/2013 9:19:28 AM
An Illinois State Police expert says DNA tests show that blood found in a truck and on a shoe belonging to a man charged with killing five members of a southern Illinois family matches 2 of the victim...read more
5/18/2013 9:17:15 AM
Illinois' largest union has given the final go ahead on a 3-year contract with the state.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 announced Friday that a second ra...read more
5/18/2013 9:14:22 AM
Legislation in the Illinois Senate allowing people to carry concealed weapons no longer would require applicants to show they have "good moral character."
Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH'-may rah-OOL') says t...read more
5/18/2013 9:12:28 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn has asked for 16 more Illinois counties to receive federal aid after flooding last month.
Quinn announced his request on Friday. Previously 11 Illinois counties were deemed eligible fo...read more
5/18/2013 9:11:01 AM
Illinois Senate Democrats are proposing a $156 million boost in primary and secondary education next year. Key budget negotiators say the money would help schools keep pace with funding levels this ye...read more
5/18/2013 9:08:43 AM
The Illinois Senate is debating a measure that would allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients who have certain terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions.
Lawmakers started deba...read more
5/18/2013 9:06:52 AM
The Illinois Poison Center says it has received a handful of calls this week about overdoses from a new synthetic hallucinogen in the Champaign area.
Dr. Mike Wahl is the center's medical director. H...read more
5/18/2013 9:04:18 AM
The father of a central Illinois teenager who pulled a gun in his class and fired shots into the ceiling has admitted giving the boy the weapon.
Forty-3-year-old Rodney Kinder pleaded guilty Thursday...read more
5/17/2013 11:22:48 AM
After last week's DeWitt County Board meeting which saw the Board vote to petition the Court system for an attorney to advise them on all legal matters.
Assistant State's Attorney Lars Dunn did not t...read more
5/17/2013 7:02:34 AM
Prosecutors are expected to continue what has become a lengthy case against an Illinois man charged with the 2009 killing of 5 members of his former wife's family.
Prosecutors trying Christopher Harr...read more
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