IRN (The Illinois Radio Network) assisted with information for this story Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to keep a campaign promise and veto the proposed legislative maps released by Democrats Friday night. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of district maps... Read More.
IRN (The Illinois Radio Network) provided info for this story: The Illinois High School Association is putting out the call for new officials to work prep sporting events as the vaccine rollout continues. According to the organization, there were 13,000 total officials as recently as 2014,... Read More.
IRN (The Illinois Radio Network) provided information for this story Illinois law enforcement associations continue to wait for follow-up legislation to address issues in a sweeping criminal justice and police regulation law enacted earlier this year. The controversial measure impacting the criminal justice system and police... Read More.
State Senator Darren Bailey says if Senate Bill 818 becomes law, it will introduce blatant pornography into local school systems. The Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act creates personal health and safety standards for grades K-5 as well as updates and expands comprehensive sexual... Read More.
Illinois Radio Network Assisted with this story... After only social media posts this weekend about plans to update the state’s guidance on face coverings, Gov. J.B. Monday issued new orders. Thursday, the CDC updated its guidance that fully vaccinated people can do most... Read More.
Ilinois state health officials reported more than 1200 confirmed or probable new CoViD-19 cases Sunday. The statewide positivity rate has dropped to 2.4% of all tests. Meanwhile, Kentucky cases are rising. More than 290 new cases were announced Sunday. Indiana officials say the state... Read More.
Once again proving that social media, while it can be incredibly useful and helpful, has it’s obvious and embarrassing drawbacks, locals and some around the tri state bought into gas hoarding yesterday. Fears about fuel shortages fueled some panic buying in the aftermath of... Read More.
State Representative Adam Niemerg says you should be able to ditch your mask. On the Illinois House floor yesterday, Niemerg introduced legislation ending the mask mandate. The specific legislation would roll back the requirement of all Illinois House members to wear masks at all times. ... Read More.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing Illinois community colleges to move classes online, students stayed away in droves. Enrollment was down statewide this spring by over 14 percent. Locally, the numbers are even worse. Illinois Eastern Community College campuses averaged downward 14.7%. Lincoln Trail and... Read More.
It’s been more than a year since Illinois’ unemployment claims peaked and yet, thousands of people are still waiting for call backs from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed a backlog of 43,355 calls from Illinoisans... Read More.