CHICAGO (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 19 points Sunday and Ariel Edwards added 15 as No. 12 Penn State held off Northwestern 79-75.
Archive for February, 2014
It seems the residents of Illinois just can’t catch a break.
Between the hot, dry summer, the overly wet spring and the extremely cold winter, it’s no surprise Illinois is seeing a propane shortage.
The Galesburg City Council Monday will likely change the way the city responds to false fire alarms, after some initial changes years ago.
Aldermen will vote on whether or not to charge $50s for the false fire alarm firefighters are called to at any one location, and $150 for every false alarm after that.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nonprofit workers, union leaders and groups representing the developmentally disabled are making a push at the Illinois state Capitol for higher caregiver wages.
What supporters are calling the “Care Campaign” will deliver 10,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday. They’ll urge him to support legislation increasing wages for caregivers at community nonprofits supported by state funds.
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois town’s record-holding covered wagon will undergo repairs after being damaged by strong winds last week.
ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a Rock Falls business owner has died in a snowmobile accident in Wisconsin.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield-area supermarkets are expected to hire hundreds of workers in the next few months, raising hopes that it will ease unemployment.
The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports that there’ll be openings for full- and part-time positions for everything from checkout clerks to pharmacy technicians.
But if the Democratic incumbent sees Illinois as a state on the rise, the Republicans seeking to oust him view it far differently –as an economic basket case.