For the first time right out of the gate the Knox County YMCA’s Big Steps 5K and one mile fun run was, according to YMCA, CEO Adam Sampson quite successful.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois’ medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow and sell the drug to prevent the state officials who review the applications from being influenced by political connections.
GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP)–The southwestern Illinois village of Glen Carbon soon will have a new police chief.
URBANA, Ill. (AP)–Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney’s office in central Illinois announced Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. Dick Durbin announced Friday.
CHICAGO (AP)–Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)–Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois’s flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the school.
NEWARK, Ill. (AP)–A small airplane with two passengers aboard crashed into a field Friday near the LaSalle County community of Newark, authorities said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.