Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
James Hodgkinson, the man accused of targeting Republican lawmakers in a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14, was in numerous anti-Republican and anti-President Donald Trump groups on Facebook, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs.
Katie Stuart's (D-Collinsville) recent support for a bill to provide taxpayer money to state workers seeking abortions proves she is out of touch with her constituents, a Metro East anti-abortion advocate said recently.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) wants to know why “false and erroneous drafts” of information regarding a school funding measure got leaked to the press, including being published in the Kankakee Times.
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) recently cheered word that the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) would continue negotiations to prevent the layoff of 124 corrections nurses.
High school seniors in Madison and Bond counties who will be attending Lewis and Clark Community College, Southwestern Illinois College or Kaskaskia College may now apply for the Great River Workforce Development Corporation Inc. scholarships, Madison County announced recently.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and state Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) promoted national legislation that would help mark the 100th anniversary of Route 66 during a stop at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center recently.
Madison County residents defeated a proposed 1 cent sales tax increase by a margin of only 259 voters on Tuesday. The measure would have raised approximately $23 million for capital improvements projects at area schools.
Intrepid citizens with a knack for discovery can sharpen their perceptions at a free “Citizen Watchdog” training event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1000 Plummer Drive in Edwardsville.