From IRN (Illinois Radio Network)... The latest lawsuit over post employment benefits for public sector retirees highlights for some the taxpayer burden that must be addressed with constitutional reforms. The Illinois Retired Teachers Association is suing the state, challenging the planned reduction of $100... Read More.
While many Americans celebrated the holidays with their families in the final week of 2021, law enforcement kept working. And, tragically, four officers didn’t make it home to their loved ones that week.... Read More.
Given the rash of crime against law enforcement specifically in the recent weeks, State Representative Patrick Windhorst of Metropolis, yesterday was part of a group of House Republicans who gathered to review the state of law enforcement and public safety. The meeting came a... Read More.
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT THAT MURDERED WAYNE COUNTY DEPUTY Carlyle, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 8 is investigating an officer involved death (OID) involving a deputy from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). On Dec. 29,... Read More.
The latest release from the Illinois Department of Security certainly tries to make it look like things are going well. When compared to the same month (August) of last year (2020), things are generally better. When you plug in the trending data however, a... Read More.
A proclamation was signed by Southeastern Illinois College President Dr. Jonah Rice, designating September 17th-23, 2021, throughout the college district as the 243th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by, the Daughters... Read More.
The governor sent about 160 members of the National Guard to support the hurricane relief effort, especially in hard-hit Louisiana. Soldiers from Urbana and Mattoon, Normal and Macomb will provide assistance with the clean up. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker has activated National Guard troops in... Read More.
Democrats at the Illinois statehouse have pushed through revised legislative maps after the final drafts of the maps were released. The Republican minority continues to call foul.
Governor J.B. Pritzker is interested in what’s going on and the concerns of southern and southeastern Illinois residents, according to at least one area farmer. We caught up with Patrick Scates of Scates Farms on Friday afternoon to discuss exactly why the Governor made... Read More.
The unemployment rate is way down compared to last year throughout the region. White County is at a flat 5% for July, almost half of what it was in July of 2020 (9.9%). The lowest unemployment rate in the area is Hamilton County who... Read More.