Posts Tagged: illinois

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Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a compromise plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s budget and a...
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Illinois lawmaker proposes restriction on commencement speakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds. The...
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Train collides with Porsche parked on train tracks

Columbia, IL ( KTRS ) Just after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night, a train collided with a Porsche parked on the tracks at the railroad crossing at Bottom ...
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Missing Columbia, IL. Children Found Safe in Missouri

Columbia, IL ( KTRS ) Police have arrested a woman who faces a pair of felony counts for abducting two children from Columbia and taking them to Misso...
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Judge sends marijuana permit challenge back for changes

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A legal challenge to an Illinois nonprofit’s medical marijuana permit has been delayed. Vermilion County Judge Craig...
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Illinois Senate to take up proposal for budget crisis

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this ye...
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IL Attorney General investigates abuses at charity

(KTRS) – Illinois’ Attorney General is accusing the head of a charity of misusing funds. The charity, Sheri Ann and Her Boys, was founded ...
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Illinois jobless rate reaches lowest level since 2008

CHICAGO (AP) – Unemployment continued to fall in Illinois in February, hitting 6 percent for the first time since 2008. The Illinois Department ...
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Police search for mother connected to child abduction

Columbia, IL (KTRS) – Police continue the search for a mother who they say abducted her own children. Columbia, Illinois police say Amy Richey t...
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Horse racing season begins with new push for slots at tracks

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Another season of thoroughbred racing is beginning at Fairmount Park in southwestern Illinois, where racetrack officia...