Illinois Fireworks and the Law On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the freedoms guaranteed by countless sacrifices of others with parades through town, backyard barbecues and shooting off fireworks. Just listen around July 4, and you know how many Illinoisans celebrate with backyard fireworks. But Illinois considers... Read More.
The lifting of Covid restrictions is good news for fans of fireworks as many Tri-State communities will be hosting Fourth of July displays this year. That after most Independence Day celebrations were cancelled last year. Evansville will be hosting Fireworks on the Ohio,Sunday, July 4th after... Read More.
We’ll get a better look at unemployment numbers on a county by county basis next Thursday, but statewide information released Thursday afternoon shows the rate for Illinois remains unchaged for May at 7.1%. Non farm payrolls were down almost 8,000 for the month based... Read More.
A total of $3.3 million dollars was awarded to nearly 150 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across Illinois yesterday. White County received none of it. The office of the State Fire Marshal says they received just under 450 applications requesting about $10.5 million during... Read More.
Fingerprints will not be mandatory for Firearm Owners Identifications card applicants. Kevin Bessler has the latest from the state capitol. Locally, Senator Darren Bailey says gun owners in Illinois are under attack by Democrats in Illinois. He called the vote proof that Democrats are willing... Read More.
Illinois House, Senate Pass First Changes To Criminal Justice Law Illinois lawmakers are moving forward with changes to a massive criminal justice reform law. The state House and Senate both approved a trailer bill that is designed to make it easier for law enforcement to... Read More.
An investigation is underway after several dogs were found dead inside a Providence home. The dogs were found in kennels inside the residence after a concerned neighbor reported an odor from a home in the 300-block of Jefferson Street. Police believe the dogs died... Read More.
There are plenty of jobs available in Indiana, but there are also a lot of people still collecting unemployment checks. The state's Department of Workforce Development says the latest numbers show that as of May 1st, just under 200-thousand people were collecting benefits. Indiana's... Read More.
Now that the spring session is over for lawmakers, Senator Darren Bailey is looking back on the last five months. And he’s not happy. He says this legislative session has damaged the state from remapping the Illinois Supreme Court to the budget which he says... Read More.
The demand for guns in Illinois skyrocketed in 2020, especially among first-time buyers. Valinda Rowe of Enfield is the spokeswoman for gun rights group Illinois Carry and she says fear of stronger gun laws is driving demand. The trouble is that the wait time for Firearm... Read More.