Moving power from the Knox County area to Peoria County is currently under consideration through a new transmission line.
Galesburg missed the brunt of the storms, but Mother Nature’s wrath was definitely felt throughout the afternoon Monday.
CHICAGO (AP)–Cook County prosecutors say a 14-year-girl has been charged with murder for the shooting death of another teenager on Chicago’s South Side.
URBANA, Ill. (AP)–A former member of the radical 1970s group the Symbionese Liberation Army who was told recently he can no longer teach at the University of Illinois could see that decision reversed.
CAIRO, Ill. (AP)–The long-struggling Ohio River city of Cairo wants to rejuvenate its economy, and it is asking for its residents’ help in the taxpayer-funded effort.
CHICAGO (AP)–A federal judge says Gov. Pat Quinn has until June 6 to respond to a request for an investigation into hiring practices under the Democrat’s administration.
Judge Sidney Schenkier set that deadline at a hearing in Chicago Tuesday regarding an ongoing civil lawsuit.
Last week, attorney Michael Shakman filed the motion requesting the investigation. Shakman spearheaded a decades-long court case leading to bans on political hiring.
Shakman’s filing cites a Better Government Association report that Illinois’ Department of Transportation skirted rules against political hiring in filling hundreds of positions.
In the wake of Shakman’s motion, Quinn’s office has said it has “zero tolerance” for violations of hiring procedures.
Judge Schenkier on Tuesday scheduled the next status hearing on the issue for June 17.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP)–Authorities in western Illinois say skeletal remains found behind a Quincy shopping center belong to a Missouri man.
CHICAGO (AP)–A suburban Chicago man has been found guilty of mailing and emailing death threats to politicians, police officers and oil executives.
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP)–A southwestern Illinois county is rallying behind a push to get an ancient southwestern Illinois historical site designated as a national park.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal criminal complaint has charged a former Illinois state representative with possession of child pornography.