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  • Grants to fund Illinois CO2 projects

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The Illinois State Geological Survey says it has been awarded a pair of federal gra ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Rauner postpones meeting with top lawmakers

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office put off a scheduled Thursday morning meeting with legislative ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Judge temporarily blocks Rauner from imposing contract terms

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A judge in southern Illinois issued a temporary restraining order to keep Gov. Br ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • ComEd delivery rate increase will raise bills by $2 per month

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} The Illinois Commerce Commission ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Rauner signs bill sparing two nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • Illinois State Police breaks gender, color barrier

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – When JoAnn Johnson joined the Illinois State Police 27 years ago, she didn’t set ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Chicago mayor speaks with Trump about sanctuary cities

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has spoken to President-elect Donald Trump by tele ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • U of Illinois won't be designated 'sanctuary' for immigrants

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois will not label its three campuses as sanctuaries for imm ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Prosecutors: Don't move Aaron Schock case to Peoria court

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they don’t want former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock’ ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Things heat up as Illinois budget battle goes on

    CHICAGO (AP) – As Illinois remains without a budget, legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce R ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Mendoza sworn in as Illinois comptroller

    Democrat Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois comptroller Monday, saying bipartisan agreement is ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Another year of financial uncertainty looms for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state f ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Ukulele is a music to Illinois students' ears

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Dave Kinzer’s music class is jamming to the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Cards Against Humanity hole in Oregon raises $100K, for nothing

    OREGON — Goodbye Holiday Hole. It was nice knowing you.A hole outside of town — as large as it was p ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
    No opinion