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Demand grows for marijuana cultivation courses in Illinois - WQAD Moline

Demand grows for marijuana cultivation courses in Illinois  WQAD Moline

More colleges are beginning to offer classes in growing and handling marijuana as demand for such skills from growers and dispensaries increases.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:34 am


Illinois SNAP program working to improve timeliness - khqa.com

Illinois SNAP program working to improve timeliness  khqa.com

Illinois' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is back in the headlines. The program has been dealing with scrutiny over how it's handled and ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:16 am


Alleged sexual misconduct investigation at Illinois School for the Deaf - khqa.com

Alleged sexual misconduct investigation at Illinois School for the Deaf  khqa.com

A teacher at the Illinois School for the Deaf is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police (ISP). Charles Hicks Jr. , 52, is at the center of that ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 11:06 am


Illinois' Agriculture Sector Pitching In To Save The Monarch Butterfly - WNIJ and WNIU

Illinois' Agriculture Sector Pitching In To Save The Monarch Butterfly  WNIJ and WNIU

A group of 16 Illinois organizations and agencies have teamed up to help the monarch butterfly survive.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 10:30 am


Coin Flip to Determine Winner of Election in Chicago Suburb - U.S. News & World Report

Coin Flip to Determine Winner of Election in Chicago Suburb  U.S. News & World Report

CHICAGO (AP) — A county clerk plans a coin flip to decide the winner of the tied vote for a trustee seat in the Chicago suburb of Sauk Village.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:55 am


Illinois Congressman to address opioid risks to middle school students - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

Illinois Congressman to address opioid risks to middle school students  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. - Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is scheduled to host a meeting Tuesday with members of the Opioid Task Force. The briefing on opioid ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:54 am


Editorial: Congress, this new trade deal would be good for Illinois farmers and the U.S. economy - PostBulletin.com

Editorial: Congress, this new trade deal would be good for Illinois farmers and the U.S. economy  PostBulletin.com

If you've been on a rural highway in the Midwest lately, you possibly have seen a 25-foot RV with the logo “Farmers for Free Trade,” along with ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 9:33 am


Northwestern softball hosts Illinois in midweek twinbill - Daily Northwestern

Northwestern softball hosts Illinois in midweek twinbill  Daily Northwestern

Softball Kate Drohan keeps saying she's taking this final stretch of the regular season one game at a time. But with just two weeks remaining until the Big Ten ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 5:45 am


ISBE Teacher Shortage Recap - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

ISBE Teacher Shortage Recap  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The Illinois State Board of Education this week hosted a conversation on possible solutions to the state's teacher shortage. We discussed the highlights on.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 2:54 am


Paris, Illinois welcomes a new hotel - MyWabashValley.com

Paris, Illinois welcomes a new hotel  MyWabashValley.com

A new place for travelers to rest their heads is coming to the Wabash Valley. Paris City Council passed a development agreement that will bring a 72 room hotel ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 2:43 am


Free Comic Book Day comes to southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Free Comic Book Day comes to southern Illinois  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Free Comic Book Day is May 4, and southern Illinoisans can get free comics from three local retailers.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 2:33 am


Illinois police officer drives man he pulled over to job interview - NBC2 News

Illinois police officer drives man he pulled over to job interview  NBC2 News

CAHOKIA, Il. - An Illinois man starts a new job Tuesday, and he has a police officer to thank for getting him to his interview. Ka'Shawn Baldwin, of East St. Louis, ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 2:27 am


By the numbers: State and local tax burden in Illinois is highest in U.S. - Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

By the numbers: State and local tax burden in Illinois is highest in U.S.  Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Illinois ranks 51st in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens.

Published on 23 April 2019 | 2:10 am


Pritzker proclaims Monday as Innovation and Technology Day in Illinois - MyStateline.com

Pritzker proclaims Monday as Innovation and Technology Day in Illinois  MyStateline.com

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said that investing in higher education could lead to more talented workers staying in the state, at a round table held Monday ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:54 am


McHenry County could be testing ground for eliminating townships in Illinois - The Southern

McHenry County could be testing ground for eliminating townships in Illinois  The Southern

SPRINGFIELD — McHenry County is a 610-square-mile area on the Wisconsin border, about 90 minutes from downtown Chicago. Its 300000 residents live in ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:47 am


The list of capital requests in Illinois is long. The list of funding sources? Not so much. - The Southern

The list of capital requests in Illinois is long. The list of funding sources? Not so much.  The Southern

SPRINGFIELD — Stakeholders from northern Illinois added to the state's list of capital funding requests Monday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle ...

Published on 23 April 2019 | 12:27 am


Severe Threat Continues Across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin - MyStateline.com

Severe Threat Continues Across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin  MyStateline.com

There were a few severe thunderstorm warnings south and west of Rockford Monday afternoon and evening, but there are currently no active warnings - as of ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:59 pm


University of Illinois at Chicago avoids 2nd strike this spring as faculty reach tentative contract deal - Chicago Tribune

University of Illinois at Chicago avoids 2nd strike this spring as faculty reach tentative contract deal  Chicago Tribune

A tentative contract reached Monday between University of Illinois at Chicago faculty and administrators means the school avoids what would have been its ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 11:25 pm


Mother of missing Illinois 5-year-old not talking to police - ABC15 Arizona

Mother of missing Illinois 5-year-old not talking to police  ABC15 Arizona

The mother of a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy who went missing last week is refusing to cooperate with detectives, police said Monday.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:24 pm


The Illinois minimum wage law in Olney - WTHITV.com

The Illinois minimum wage law in Olney  WTHITV.com

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. up a new ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:20 pm


University of Illinois Cuts Partnerships With Chinese Firm US Calls Threat - NBC Chicago

University of Illinois Cuts Partnerships With Chinese Firm US Calls Threat  NBC Chicago

The University of Illinois has stopped new partnerships with a Chinese firm that the U.S. government considers a national security threat.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:15 pm


It's April in Illinois. Guard your wallet, taxpayers. - Chicago Tribune

It's April in Illinois. Guard your wallet, taxpayers.  Chicago Tribune

Columnist Kristen McQueary warns Illinois taxpayers to guard their wallets against the onslaught of legislation headed their way.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 10:00 pm


Bustos: Illinois farmers face challenges with trade war - WIFR

Bustos: Illinois farmers face challenges with trade war  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois farmers say the price of their product is the lowest its been in the last ten years, mainly due to the uncertainty of the agriculture ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 9:59 pm


Storm pick up two from Central Illinois in Dispersal Draft - NTV

Storm pick up two from Central Illinois in Dispersal Draft  NTV

The Tri-City Storm have acquired defenseman Michael Ferrandino, and defenseman Trevor Griebel in today's USHL's Dispersal Draft for the Central Illinois ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 9:27 pm


Illinois State University Symphonic Winds welcomes composer Donald Grantham, April 24 - News - Illinois State - Illinois State University News

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds welcomes composer Donald Grantham, April 24 - News - Illinois State  Illinois State University News

The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music invite all to the final Symphonic Winds concert of the 2018–2019 season at 8 p.m. ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 8:56 pm


Baseball Travels to Western Illinois Tuesday - SIUE Cougars Official Athletic Site

Baseball Travels to Western Illinois Tuesday  SIUE Cougars Official Athletic Site

5th of 11 teams at Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Muscle Shoals, Ala. Recap. Apr 23. Men's Golf 8:00 AM. at Ohio Valley Conference Championship.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 7:58 pm


Illinois State Police seeks to rebuild dwindling force after 'years and years of neglect' - Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Police seeks to rebuild dwindling force after 'years and years of neglect'  Chicago Tribune

Illinois State Police has seen its ranks fall by about 20 percent in the last 20 years. What's going on, and what's being done to try to reverse the trend?

Published on 22 April 2019 | 7:40 pm


Missing Boys Parents Not Cooperating As Search Continues | PM - Patch.com

Missing Boys Parents Not Cooperating As Search Continues | PM  Patch.com

Missing Boy's Parents Not Cooperating - Across Illinois, IL - Boy dies day before birthday celebration | Teen mayhem | Semi hits 4 cars | Local woman advances ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 7:38 pm


Curb Illinois' exodus by enticing college students to study at in-state schools - Chicago Tribune

Curb Illinois' exodus by enticing college students to study at in-state schools  Chicago Tribune

One way to stop the state's out-migration problem is to convince future high school graduates to stay in Illinois for college or university.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 7:35 pm


Your Illinois News Radar » Today's quotable - The Capitol Fax Blog

Your Illinois News Radar » Today's quotable  The Capitol Fax Blog

The Illinois Fair Maps Amendment has a supermajority of 36 of 59 senators signed on as sponsors, including 19 Republicans and 17 Democrats. It's supported ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 7:29 pm


Southern Illinois remembers Bob Butler - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Southern Illinois remembers Bob Butler - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MARION (WSIL) -- Southern Illinois legislators and community leaders are sharing their memories of former Marion Mayor Bob Butler. Butler passed away ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 6:45 pm


IDOT sends Illinois schools 5,000 trees for Earth Day - Illinois News Network

IDOT sends Illinois schools 5,000 trees for Earth Day  Illinois News Network

On this Earth Day, the Illinois Department of Transportation is getting in on the good-for-the-planet action. IDOT has slowly become one of the biggest tree ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 6:05 pm


Southern Illinois police see increase in methamphetamine users - KMOX

Southern Illinois police see increase in methamphetamine users  KMOX

(KMOX) - While opioids continue getting many of the headlines, and deservedly so, an old scourge is making a big comeback in southern Illinois.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 5:21 pm


Your Illinois News Radar » It's just a bill - The Capitol Fax Blog

Your Illinois News Radar » It's just a bill  The Capitol Fax Blog

Monday, Apr 22, 2019. * If you only read this AP story, you'd never know that townships never had state legal authority to regulate wind farms. A couple of ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 5:15 pm


Work begins on Illinois 149 in West Frankfort - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Work begins on Illinois 149 in West Frankfort - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- Work is underway on Illinois 149 in West Frankfort. The Illinois Department of Transportation says 149 will be reduced to one lane ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 4:49 pm


Illinois State sweeps Saluki baseball | Prep, College & Pro Sports - The Southern

Illinois State sweeps Saluki baseball | Prep, College & Pro Sports  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Illinois State pounded out 16 hits to earn an 8-4 win over Southern Illinois University on Sunday at Itchy Jones Stadium. The Redbirds swept ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 4:45 pm


Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands in Illinois - Bloomington Pantagraph

Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands in Illinois  Bloomington Pantagraph

It was no accident Effingham County's resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 4:15 pm


Illinois bill calls for children to start kindergarten at age 5 - WIFR

Illinois bill calls for children to start kindergarten at age 5  WIFR

The bill would allow Illinois parents to hold their kids back if their fifth birthday falls after May 31, but lower the compulsory school start to 5.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 3:34 pm


Your Illinois News Radar » Separatism can spiral out of control - The Capitol Fax Blog

Your Illinois News Radar » Separatism can spiral out of control  The Capitol Fax Blog

Monday, Apr 22, 2019. * The state of Washington has its own Eastern Bloc… A Washington state lawmaker says it's time for eastern Washington to break away ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 3:30 pm


Your Illinois News Radar » This barely noticed gaming bill could be a whole lot bigger than advertised - The Capitol Fax Blog

Your Illinois News Radar » This barely noticed gaming bill could be a whole lot bigger than advertised  The Capitol Fax Blog

Monday, Apr 22, 2019. * From the synopsis of SB516… Provides procedures for a riverboat to relocate to new a location. Removes provisions that describe the ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 2:58 pm


Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Monday, April 22 - Illinois News Network

Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Monday, April 22  Illinois News Network

State lawmakers return next week with plenty to do.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 2:12 pm


Illinois Basketball: Illini commit Kofi Cockburn still in ESPN’s top 50 - Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: Illini commit Kofi Cockburn still in ESPN’s top 50  Writing Illini

The Illinois basketball team have a good class of 2019 coming in. Illini commit Kofi Cockburn is still in ESPN's top 50 rankings.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 1:59 pm


Illinois Football: Are the Illini in for another graduate transfer quarterback? - Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Are the Illini in for another graduate transfer quarterback?  Writing Illini

The cliché trust the process has ballooned over the last few years with Joel Embiid sending it into the stratosphere. But that cliché has true meaning, though.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 1:21 pm


Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois - KMOV.com

Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois  KMOV.com

Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is scheduled to speak later this month at a congressional prayer breakfast in southern Illinois.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 1:12 pm


2019 NFL draft: Which local prospects — from Illinois colleges and high schools as well as Notre Dame — will hear their names called? - Chicago Tribune

2019 NFL draft: Which local prospects — from Illinois colleges and high schools as well as Notre Dame — will hear their names called?  Chicago Tribune

Here are the players from Illinois high schools and colleges — plus Notre Dame — who have a chance to hear their names called during the NFL draft Thursday ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 12:30 pm


ProPublica Illinois Earns National Headliner Awards Recognition and Two Driehaus Foundation Awards Nominations for Investigative Reporting - ProPublica

ProPublica Illinois Earns National Headliner Awards Recognition and Two Driehaus Foundation Awards Nominations for Investigative Reporting  ProPublica

Four ProPublica Illinois projects were recognized Monday by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting and the National Headliner ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 9:53 am


Walnut Hills grad Katie Hallinan swings for Illinois in Big Ten Championship - Cincinnati.com

Walnut Hills grad Katie Hallinan swings for Illinois in Big Ten Championship  Cincinnati.com

Katie Hallinan of Loveland who attended Walnut Hills just played in the Women's Big Ten Championships at the TPC at River's Bend this past weekend.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 2:10 am


Analysis: Illinois skilled-care facilities lose $15000 annually per each Medicaid patient on average - Herald & Review

Analysis: Illinois skilled-care facilities lose $15000 annually per each Medicaid patient on average  Herald & Review

SPRINGFIELD — Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes, including two in Decatur, have closed for financial reasons, while many of ...

Published on 22 April 2019 | 1:54 am


Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Around 150000 children have an allergy to sesame, a study from Northwestern University shows . A proposal at the Illinois Statehouse could help parents.

Published on 22 April 2019 | 12:55 am


Andrew Freund, 5, missing in Illinois as police focus on boy's home - NBC News

Andrew Freund, 5, missing in Illinois as police focus on boy's home  NBC News

Authorities in Illinois were searching Sunday for a missing 5-year-old boy, Andrew Freund, who appeared to have vanished from his family's home last week.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 8:55 pm


Hunting accessories made in central Illinois going global - Peoria Journal Star

Hunting accessories made in central Illinois going global  Peoria Journal Star

EDWARDS — Lone Wolf Stands is now selling on Amazon.com. “It's a very big deal,” said Jeff Weaver, vice president of the Edwards-based company. “Amazon ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 8:00 pm


Pritzker-backed group strays from facts in income-tax claim - PolitiFact

Pritzker-backed group strays from facts in income-tax claim  PolitiFact

One of the biggest debates now playing out in Springfield centers on whether Illinois should replace its flat-rate income tax with a graduated system that taxes ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 7:00 pm


Illinois Football: Illini offer 2020 wide receiver Caleb Medford - Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Illini offer 2020 wide receiver Caleb Medford  Writing Illini

The Illinois football team went after a big wide receiver on Friday. The Illini have now offered 2020 wide receiver Caleb Medford.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 1:58 pm


Illinois Basketball: Illini needs a player like Tomas Woldetensae - Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: Illini needs a player like Tomas Woldetensae  Writing Illini

The Illinois basketball team could always use more three-point shooting. The Illini needs a player like Tomas Woldetensae.

Published on 21 April 2019 | 1:32 pm


Pain buster or placebo? CBD oil craze hits Southern Illinois - The Southern

Pain buster or placebo? CBD oil craze hits Southern Illinois  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A new product offered by Family Video that is drawing dozens of new customers through its doors in Carbondale doesn't fit into a DVD player ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 1:00 pm


Illinois man dies in crash on I-65 at the south split - WTHR

Illinois man dies in crash on I-65 at the south split  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Indiana State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one man Saturday. Emergency crews ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 3:30 am


Crews recover 9-year-old boy's body from Illinois lake - KMOV.com

Crews recover 9-year-old boy's body from Illinois lake  KMOV.com

Authorities in the northern Chicago suburb of Wauconda say they've located the body of a 9-year-old boy who fell into a lake while paddleboating.

Published on 20 April 2019 | 7:32 pm


Trotter: Projected 2019 Illinois football depth chart - 247Sports

Trotter: Projected 2019 Illinois football depth chart  247Sports

Updated depth chart with the additions of three grad-transfers.

Published on 20 April 2019 | 1:26 pm


Illinois joins a growing number of football programs that use GPS technology for 'smarter' practices. But for some players, it's all about speed. - Chicago Tribune

Illinois joins a growing number of football programs that use GPS technology for 'smarter' practices. But for some players, it's all about speed.  Chicago Tribune

Illinois recently purchased 44 athletic vests that include a Global Positioning System device to track performances and used them for the first time during spring ...

Published on 20 April 2019 | 1:00 pm


Drivers prepare for road work across Central Illinois - week.com

Drivers prepare for road work across Central Illinois  week.com

It's the season of pesky pot holes and lots of construction. Those across Central Illinois will see a lot of orange cones as road crews get to work after.

Published on 20 April 2019 | 4:02 am


Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital - fox2now.com

Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital  fox2now.com

ST. LOUIS – While many Christians will observe Easter this Sunday, the Rovey family of Litchfield, Illinois will spend Easter St. Louis Children's Hospital. But it's ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 10:12 pm


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents - KFVS

TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents  KFVS

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 9:57 pm


Illinois cop pulls man over — and gives him a ride to his job interview instead of a ticket - MarketWatch

Illinois cop pulls man over — and gives him a ride to his job interview instead of a ticket  MarketWatch

This Illinois man thought he was getting a ticket; he got a job instead. Ka'Shawn Baldwin, 22, was pulled over on his way to a job interview on Wednesday ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 9:10 pm


Two Illinois residents face preliminary drug charges - Journal & Courier

Two Illinois residents face preliminary drug charges  Journal & Courier

A car with a temporary plate from Illinois, following too closely, speeding and driving left of center ended up being pulled over on Interstate 65.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 8:37 pm


Lori Lightfoot's wide-awake take on the 'Illinois Exodus' - Chicago Tribune

Lori Lightfoot's wide-awake take on the 'Illinois Exodus'  Chicago Tribune

"Chicago needs a proactive growth strategy." If Lori Lightfoot keeps talking truth around her fellow Illinois Democrats, Chicago's next mayor will make them ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 6:10 pm


Your Illinois News Radar » 40,686 K-12 students in Illinois not vaccinated for measles - The Capitol Fax Blog

Your Illinois News Radar » 40,686 K-12 students in Illinois not vaccinated for measles  The Capitol Fax Blog

Friday, Apr 19, 2019. * Illinois News Network… An Illinois-based public health organization is seeking public funds to battle against anti-vaccination rhetoric that ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 5:21 pm


Escaped WI inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois - WTMJ-TV

Escaped WI inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois  WTMJ-TV

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center has been found in Illinois, police say.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 4:57 pm


Bill would require Illinois children to start school by age 5, threatening kindergarten redshirting - The State Journal-Register

Bill would require Illinois children to start school by age 5, threatening kindergarten redshirting  The State Journal-Register

Sometimes parents send their kids to kindergarten at the relatively advanced age of 6 because they hope their children will enjoy an athletic or academic ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 3:51 pm


Illinois lawmaker wants to drop citizenship requirement for professional licenses - week.com

Illinois lawmaker wants to drop citizenship requirement for professional licenses  week.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — An Illinois Democrat wants to drop citizenship requirements for all professional licenses in the state of Illinois. State Sen.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 1:46 pm


Illinois Senate approves statewide rule for alcohol delivery - WQAD Moline

Illinois Senate approves statewide rule for alcohol delivery  WQAD Moline

Folks across Illinois could be close to being able to get a six-pack delivered to their door.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 1:27 pm


Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set, authorities say - WGN TV Chicago

Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set, authorities say  WGN TV Chicago

GOODFIELD, Ill. — Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 12:32 pm


Illinois spends more per student on school administration than any other state, report finds - WQAD Moline

Illinois spends more per student on school administration than any other state, report finds  WQAD Moline

(Illinois News Network) — Illinois spends more on public school administrators per student than any other state in the nation. A new analysis of public school ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 11:28 am


New measure aims to help craft distillers in Illinois - Illinois News Network

New measure aims to help craft distillers in Illinois  Illinois News Network

Craft distillers in the state have received good news from the Illinois House. A measure recently approved would license them based on size, giving smaller ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 10:39 am


Exodus from Illinois will 'almost assuredly' cost the state two seats in Congress - khqa.com

Exodus from Illinois will 'almost assuredly' cost the state two seats in Congress  khqa.com

An Illinois congressman said the latest census estimates pretty much solidified Illinois will be losing two congressional seats when the 2020 census is complete.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 10:29 am


Illinois student gov praises Texas State counterpart for attempt to ban conservative group - Campus Reform

Illinois student gov praises Texas State counterpart for attempt to ban conservative group  Campus Reform

The University of Illinois student government sent a letter to its Texas State counterpart. The letter praised the student government for attempting to ban ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 9:01 am


Zero Tolerance: Inside the Secretive Network of Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois - ProPublica

Zero Tolerance: Inside the Secretive Network of Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois  ProPublica

Here is all of ProPublica Illinois' local reporting on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 9:00 am


As health insurance prices soared, 'the state was powerless to stop it.' The House just passed a bill to change that. - Chicago Tribune

As health insurance prices soared, 'the state was powerless to stop it.' The House just passed a bill to change that.  Chicago Tribune

In recent years, many Illinois consumers were socked with steep price increases when buying health insurance on the Obamacare exchange. A bill that's ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Census: Springfield area, many other places in Illinois lose population - The State Journal-Register

Census: Springfield area, many other places in Illinois lose population  The State Journal-Register

Sangamon County saw its population drop 0.8 percent between July 2017 and July 2018, according to U.S. census data released on Thursday.The decrease ...

Published on 19 April 2019 | 1:05 am


Illinois Voter Data Hack Part of Mueller Report - WTTW News

Illinois Voter Data Hack Part of Mueller Report  WTTW News

After two years of waiting, the Mueller report is now out. And Illinois gets a mention.

Published on 19 April 2019 | 1:04 am


Ayo Dosunmu returning for sophomore season at Illinois - Herald & Review

Ayo Dosunmu returning for sophomore season at Illinois  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu will not declare for June's NBA Draft.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 11:30 pm


Woman accused of spiking Illinois state trooper's drink - WPSD Local 6

Woman accused of spiking Illinois state trooper's drink  WPSD Local 6

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman has been charged with using an unidentified substance to spike the sports drink of an Illinois State Police ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 10:30 pm


Illinois should tax its residents fairly - Chicago Tribune

Illinois should tax its residents fairly  Chicago Tribune

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's fair tax plan would create a tax system in Illinois that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 7:15 pm


Mueller report confirms Russians ‘compromised’ Illinois State Board of Elections - Chicago Sun-Times

Mueller report confirms Russians ‘compromised’ Illinois State Board of Elections  Chicago Sun-Times

This was part of efforts by the Russian intelligence agency to find "vulnerabilities" on websites of more than two dozen states, including Illinois.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 5:57 pm


Illinois Farmers Have Plenty to Boast About - USDA.gov

Illinois Farmers Have Plenty to Boast About  USDA.gov

Illinois producers grow a LOT of corn and soybeans. The Prairie State ranked first in soybean production and second in corn production in 2017. But there is a ...

Published on 18 April 2019 | 2:51 pm


For first time, population in all Illinois' metro areas declines - Illinois News Network

For first time, population in all Illinois' metro areas declines  Illinois News Network

U.S. Census data released Thursday showed the population in every one of the state's metropolitan areas declined in the past year for the first time.

Published on 18 April 2019 | 10:31 am


Williamson County Sheriff's Office finds drivers on Illinois 13 routinely violate Illinois' move-over law - The Southern

Williamson County Sheriff's Office finds drivers on Illinois 13 routinely violate Illinois' move-over law  The Southern

MARION — Southern Illinois law enforcement officers are participating in statewide efforts to bring more attention to Illinois law requiring that drivers switch lanes ...

Published on 17 April 2019 | 12:00 pm


Bed Bath & Beyond Closings: Will Illinois Locations Be Affected? - Patch.com

Bed Bath & Beyond Closings: Will Illinois Locations Be Affected?  Patch.com

Bed Bath & Beyond Closings - Across Illinois, IL - The home goods retailer announced this week it will close 40 stores. The company has 33 Illinois stores.

Published on 17 April 2019 | 3:32 am


Lawmakers move to require state employees live in Illinois - Illinois News Network

Lawmakers move to require state employees live in Illinois  Illinois News Network

Should Illinois' state workers be required to actually live in Illinois?

Published on 16 April 2019 | 8:22 pm


In Rebuke to GOP Predecessor, Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Local \'Right-to-Work\' Zones - Governing

In Rebuke to GOP Predecessor, Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Local \'Right-to-Work\' Zones  Governing

By Dan Petrella. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a bill that bars local governments from establishing so-called right-to-work zones, another rebuke to ...

Published on 16 April 2019 | 12:59 pm


Trump tariffs yield mixed results for Illinois - Illinois News Network

Trump tariffs yield mixed results for Illinois  Illinois News Network

Illinois manufacturers have seen both benefits and drawbacks from year-old tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 9:27 pm


Politicians look to separate Chicago from Illinois to create 51st state - ABC News

Politicians look to separate Chicago from Illinois to create 51st state  ABC News

Illinois Republican lawmakers are sponsoring a resolution urging Congress to separate Chicago from the state of Illinois, which would make it the 51st state.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 6:15 pm


Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Monday, April 15 - Illinois News Network

Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Monday, April 15  Illinois News Network

Illinois officials complain of federal disaster aid glitch.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 1:21 pm


Legislation aims to make water rates across Illinois more affordable and equitable - Chicago Tribune

Legislation aims to make water rates across Illinois more affordable and equitable  Chicago Tribune

The proposed legislation, lawmakers said, is in response to “The Water Drain,” a series of stories the Tribune published in 2017. The Tribune found that ...

Published on 15 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Another state raises the legal age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes - CNN

Another state raises the legal age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes  CNN

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on Sunday that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Published on 8 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Poor left, rich thrived when Illinois hiked flat tax - The State Journal-Register

Poor left, rich thrived when Illinois hiked flat tax  The State Journal-Register

When Illinois' income tax rate jumped a record 67% earlier this decade, critics warned it would drive away the wealthy who invest in businesses and jobs.

Published on 8 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Thursday, April 4 - Illinois News Network

Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Thursday, April 4  Illinois News Network

Mourners remember Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

Published on 4 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Progressive tax plan coming up short on votes in Illinois House - Illinois News Network

Progressive tax plan coming up short on votes in Illinois House  Illinois News Network

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has staked his future budgets on convincing lawmakers and voters to change the state's constitution to allow for a progressive income tax with ...

Published on 4 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Wednesday, April 3 - Illinois News Network

Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Wednesday, April 3  Illinois News Network

Bill would add requirements for drivers' education contractors.

Published on 3 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Kevin Gordon returning as Illinois State Fair manager - The State Journal-Register

Kevin Gordon returning as Illinois State Fair manager  The State Journal-Register

Kevin Gordon, a longtime state employee who managed the Illinois State Fair in 2016 and 2017, is coming out of retirement to manage the fair once again.

Published on 3 April 2019 | 7:00 am


As budget talks continue, so does debate over whether Illinois has revenue or spending problem - Illinois News Network

As budget talks continue, so does debate over whether Illinois has revenue or spending problem  Illinois News Network

With a new fiscal budget set to be in place in a little more than three months, the long-running debate at the statehouse continues: Does Illinois have a spending ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 7:00 am








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