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State Senator says 5 cent gas tax increase needed to cover construction projects

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A leading state Senate Republican says expanded gambling in Illinois could pay off existing capital construction projects, but there would still need to be a gas tax increase for future ones. Associated General Contractors of Illinois Executive Director Bill Frey said the need

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 21:09:00

Canton horse shot and killed, owners offer reward

The Cherokee Marshal's Office is investigating an animal cruelty case after a show horse was found shot and killed at The Stables at Union Hill, a boarding facility in Canton. The owners' of the horse are offering a $5,000 reward to catch the person responsible.Special to Tribune. An award-winning s

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 18:25:00

AROUND TOWN: Lisa Cupid: Cobb's arrival to budget 'mind boggling'

Commissioner Lisa Cupid denounced Chairman Mike Boyce's fiscal 2018 budget process on Friday, using words such as "mind boggling" and "shameful" while accusing her colleagues of making decisions "on the backs of the least of these." The whole dreadful affair, she opined, was a direct result of commi

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 02:00:00

Two Civil War courses coming in October

Two Civil War courses, "The Grey Ghost: Colonel John S. Mosby" and "Researching the Civil War," will be led by instructor and historian Michael K. Shaffer in October. "The Grey Ghost: Colonel John S. Mosby" will be held at Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education.

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 22:52:00

Baked Goods And Backyards Farms Return Sept. 30

From Bartow Museum: Bring your family and experience the Bartow History Museum in an exciting way. Join us for Baked Goods and Backyard Farms, Saturday, September 30th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This unique event combines our annual bake sale fundraiser with an antique tractor show, activities for the k

PATCH - 2017-09-22 13:47:31

St. Louis aldermen pass resolution remembering Anthony Lamar Smith, angering police

TownNews.com Content Exchange ST. LOUIS As the city continued to grapple with protests over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday unanimously approved a resolution remembering the man he fatally shot in 2011. Also Friday, Mayor Lyda Krewson

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 01:15:00

A Day in the Life: No ordinary days for county emergency director

Monday, Sept. 11, was no typical day for Billy Staley as the remnants of Hurricane Irma entered The T&D Region. But when you're the Orangeburg County Emergency Services director, is there really any such thing as a typical day? And as Staley pointed out, it's not just about that day. It's also about

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 03:30:00

Omaha company building wind turbine in Seward

Construction is underway on a wind turbine in Seward. Bluestem Energy Solutions announced this week that it is constructing a 1.7 megawatt wind turbine on a farm near the city of 7,000 about 20 miles west of Lincoln. The wind turbine is a public-private partnership between the city of Seward and the

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 03:00:00

Iowa crowd peppers Ernst with questions about health care, 'Dreamers' (with photos)

IOWA CITY - Health care was at the top of voters' agendas at a town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa City on Friday, even as the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a roadblock. About an hour before Ernst's public event, Arizona Sen. John McCain announced h

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 02:45:00

Frustrations continue for some despite fixes to state Medicaid managed care system

LINCOLN - State lawmakers heard very different views Friday about the performance of Nebraska's new system of managing Medicaid services. State Medicaid director Thomas "Rocky" Thompson said the three companies that administer the services have resolved their broad, systemic issues. The problems rem

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 01:30:00

Kim Kardashian West doesn't regret Kris Humphries marriage

Kim Kardashian West's marriage to Kris Humphries made her "figure out" she wanted Kanye West. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star was married to the basketball player for just 72 days back in 2011 before she called time on their romance but she doesn't regret the short-lived relationship as s

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 00:40:40

Fergie: Pregnancy reset me

Fergie says getting pregnant helped to "reset" her. The 'Big Girls Don't Cry' singer decided to step away from the spotlight for the first few years of her son Axl's life and refused to "sacrifice time with her child" despite the countless offers from studios wanting her to record. She said: "I'm no

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 00:22:29

Iowa Regent doesn't see tuition increasing 7 percent

CEDAR RAPIDS - Students attending Iowa's public universities likely will see tuition increases, but they won't be the annualized 7 percent over five years that two of the institutions are seeking, according to the Iowa regent who chaired a tuition task force over the summer. Larry McKibben of Marsha

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:59:00

Kylie Jenner wanted to be a young mom

Kylie Jenner "always wanted" to be a young mother. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is said to be so "happy" that she is expecting a baby with her partner Travis Scott and can't wait to welcome her little one into the world. A source told Entertainment Tonight: "Kylie is doing well and is

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:22:27

Rauner vetoes data privacy measure

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation requiring mobile applications that track user locations to get permission first and to outline how that data will be used. The Republican on Friday called the measure "an unnecessary and byzantine layer of state regulation" that would harm business a

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:15:00

Kylie Jenner's baby due in February

Kylie Jenner's baby is due in February. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is reportedly expecting her first child with her partner Travis Scott and the baby is thought to be arriving in just a few months time. A source said: "They started telling friends a few weeks ago. The family has know

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:02:58

Aaron Carter checks into treatment facility

Aaron Carter has checked into a treatment facility to "work on his overall wellness". The 'I Want Candy' hitmaker has decided to enter a facility where he hopes to "improve his health". His representative said in a statement: "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on h

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 21:51:57

Police: Man using 'Letgo' online commerce app robbed of his iPad in Hammond

HAMMOND - A 45-year-old man was robbed while trying to sell his iPad using the phone app Letgo, police said. The man, of Orland Park, agreed to meet a 16-year-old Hammond boy Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of State Street to sell the iPad, according to Hammond Police Lt. Steven Kellogg. The vi

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 21:45:00

Tyson plans big expansion in Waterloo; 245 new jobs

WATERLOO | Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is planning to create 245 new jobs with a $28 million expansion of its Waterloo pork processing plant. The wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. joined the city in announcing the project Friday after the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved $2 million

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 21:35:00

Shania Twain 'shattered' by divorce

Shania Twain was "shattered" by her "traumatic" divorce. The 'That Don't Impress Me Much' hitmaker was devastated when she found out her husband Robert Lange and her best friend had betrayed her by running off with each other and admits it was an incredibly tough time for her as she was also battlin

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 20:33:07