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An Illinois congressman is taking the lead on changing the formula for which the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides financial assistance to make it more fair. Central Illinois US Rep. Rodney...[Read More]
The ribbon cutting at Alton's new inclusive playground at Alton's Gordon Moore Park is scheduled for Monday morning. You are invited to the event at 9:30. Alton Parks and Recreation Director Michael Haynes...[Read More]
The McKinley Bridge in Venice will close during what is considered off-peak hours every day next week. The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the span to make repairs and upgrades to the...[Read More]
The Alton School District has passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, showing estimated revenues of $27.5-million compared to estimated expenses of $26.9-million. The state still owes the district $1.7-millio...[Read More]
The words “local government” are big words in Illinois. That’s because there are nearly 7,000 units in the Land of Lincoln, most of any state in the nation. The Illinois Farm Bureau offer...[Read More]
Nothing in Illinois' new education reform package requires schools across the state to do better. And one state lawmaker says that's a shame, because the latest test scores show Illinois schools are once...[Read More]
If Chicago doesn't land the new Amazon headquarters, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says St. Louis would be a good second option. Governor Rauner says his office is working closely with Chicago officials...[Read More]
Gov. Bruce Rauner doesn't want to negotiate in the media about what actions the Legislature should take next, but he said the state budget is not balanced and there needs to be a construction bill. Fo...[Read More]
The Madison County Board has approved the process to hire a new head of the Animal Care and Control Department. The County Board Chairman will now have the power to appoint an administrator, and no longer...[Read More]
Authorities credit a teacher with stopping an armed student from doing more harm after the suspect shot an injured another student at Mattoon High School on Wednesday. According to witness accounts, several...[Read More]
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