Friday, January 18th, 2019
New Governor sworn in; Working together on flood prevention

Governor J.B. Pritzker sworn inOn Monday at noon, J.B. Pritzker took the oath of office to become the 43rd Governor of Illinois. Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton and Attorney General Kwame…

Friday, January 11th, 2019
New General Assembly takes office; where Illinois ranks

101st General Assembly sworn in The members of the House and Senate for the 101st Illinois General Assembly were sworn in on Wednesday in Springfield. It is a privilege to…

Friday, January 4th, 2019
Route 66 Centennial; Visiting with local students

Route 66 Centennial Commission among new laws now in effectHistoric Route 66 will mark its 100th anniversary in 2026, and Illinois will be prepared to participate in the celebration due…

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Saluting Blake Kinnett; Helping those with cancer

Vermilion County honors Blake KinnettMonday afternoon a community event was held at Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin High School to honor Blake Kinnett, a local student who has been courageously fighting a battle with…

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Transportation survey; New laws coming January 1

IDOT wants your opinionIllinois motorists are being asked for their opinion on the status of the state’s highway system. The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting its annual Traveler Opinion…

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Unemployment numbers; Meningitis warning

Unemployment rises slightly in Illinois metro areasOctober 2018 Illinois unemployment rates rose slightly in 12 out of 14 Illinois metropolitan areas according to information from the Illinois Department of Employment…

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Happy 200th Illinois; Veto session wraps up

Happy 200th birthday to Illinois! Monday December 3 will mark the 200th anniversary of the state of Illinois’ admission to the union back in 1818. It will be the day that…

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Veto session begins; returning missing medals

House back in Springfield for fall session On Tuesday the fall “veto session” of the General Assembly got underway. This is the brief, annual meeting of the House and Senate…

Friday, November 9th, 2018
New Governor, General Assembly elected; State report card issued

Illinois elects new Governor, General Assembly On Tuesday Illinoisans chose J.B. Pritzker to become the 43rd Governor of Illinois. They also elected Juliana Stratton as the next Lieutenant Governor and…

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
New recommendations for teacher standards; Concerns about CWD

ISBE approves recommendations to expand teacher workforce The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved a set of recommendations first laid out in the Teach Illinois report to help expand…

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