CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)– Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — DeKalb County communities recycled more than a quarter-ton of computers, TVs and other electronics since it hired a new company to handle “e-waste” a year ago.
Officials say New Life Electronics Recycled in Oswego provides statistics unavailable from a previous contractor.
The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports the company rotates pickup sites among DeKalb, Genoa (JEHN’-oh-wuh), Sandwich, Sycamore and Waterman.
DeKalb collected the largest amount _ more than 234,000 pounds _ and saw a jump in junked TVs after the new year.
Mark Espy is DeKalb’s assistant director of public works. He says post-Christmas disposals are television-heavy because of Santa’s generosity
New Life president Matt Gatz says hardware from the items is salvaged, leaving a bounty of “precious matters” such as plastic, copper, aluminum, glass and lead.
CHICAGO (AP) –The U.S. Coast Guard is warning people to stay off of ice-covered lakes and waterways as temperatures begin to rise.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) –Authorities say a 68-year-old Belleville woman has died after suffering serious injuries in a house fire.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Naperville Police Department is offering its lobby for anyone who wants to make sure transactions that started online end safely.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –The Illinois Department of Public Health has created a “Top 10” list of tips for people applying for medical marijuana cards.
TUSCOLA, Ill. (AP) — An eastern Illinois prosecutor says two officers who shot a man to death outside a home in early January did nothing wrong.
GALENA, Ill. (AP) –A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.