Illinois Targeted Again With ERA Resurgence

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois is again at the center of a national movement involving the Equal Rights Amendment, 35 years after the state failed to ratify it. Evolving legal theories have led to a resurgence of the proposed constitutional amendment and claims that it’s still viable. An Illinois Senate committee approved it this month.…

Police Standoff Ends Peacefully In Metro-East

East Alton, IL  (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody following a police standoff in the metro-east. Police say officers were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to an East Alton home on Wood River Avenue after a man allegedly fired shots at a neighbor’s home. That’s when the suspect barricaded himself in his home. He surrendered…