Posts Tagged: illinois

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Unemployment holds steady in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate held steady in March at 6 percent. The st...
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East Alton mayor retiring at end of month

EAST ALTON, Ill. (AP) – The mayor of East Alton is retiring after 18 years at the helm of the St. Louis suburb. Fred Bright announced Tuesday he...
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Illinois education board approves additional funding plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois State Board of Education has approved a plan to feed $97 million into Illinois schools with the greatest f...
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Governor Rauner expresses concerns over new standardized tests

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s “a little worried” about new standardized tests linked to Common...
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East St. Louis medical marijuana farm nears approval

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – An East St. Louis medical marijuana facility is nearing approval after a Madison County judge lifted a temporary res...
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Police: Alton cop fatally shot man who wouldn’t drop weapon

Alton, IL ( KTRS ) Illinois State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Alton. Fox 2 news reports it could be the same man St. Loui...
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Governor Bruce Rauner wants to evaluate medical marijuana program

CHICAGO (AP) – A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the governor wants Illinois’ new medical marijuana pilot program to be “full...
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2 drunken driving bills awaiting votes in Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Two bills that would affect motorists with repeat drunken driving convictions are awaiting final votes in the Illinois ...
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Governor Rauner looks to scale back an increase to juror pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to repeal a law passed last fall that cut the size of juries in civil cases from 12 to...
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Governor Rauner announces second person dead in northern Illinois

FLAGG, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms a second person has died in the northern Illinois community of Fairdale after tornadoes struc...