The economic development entity formed in Galesburg after the city’s economic development department disbanded and the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association dissolved has its first new head.
For months the Knoxville City Council has considered what to do about the rising cost of electricity and ways to pay for that costs.
HENNEPIN, Ill. (AP)–A Michigan-based company has announced it will redevelop the property occupied by a Hennepin steel mill rather than reopen the operation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Illinois House lawmakers are considering a proposed school funding formula that would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban Chicago ones.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP)–The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.
Barbara Dreher tells The News-Gazette she was considering retiring later, but this month’s election was stressful with policy changes. She says her last day is Tuesday.
Dreher came under fire for processing absentee ballots ahead of the election, something some jurisdictions have done for years. But Republicans objected and filed a lawsuit in Rock Island County alleging mail-in votes were opened early
Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion saying no counting should start until polls close on Election Day.
However, she didn’t offer clarification on processing, when they’re opened and scanned into a tabulation machine.
Clerks said waiting to do so until polls close would mean delays.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll rely on private funds to pay for his official portrait that’ll hang at the state Capitol in Springfield.
A Galesburg man was one of two people killed as the result of a crash last night in Henderson County.