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Retail leader urges compromise by Illinois' governor race winner
EAST MOLINE— Illinois governor needs to be realistic about the challenges facing the state, according to Rob Karr, President/CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.IRMA did not endorse a candidate for governor in the Nov. 6 election between Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Democratic challenger,
Op-Ed: These Illinois Halloween laws might scare you
How old is too old to trick-or-treat? And what time should Halloween festivities begin and end?Growing up in central Illinois and the western suburbs of Chicago, kids aged out of going door-to-door somewhere around eighth grade. If you threw a few pumpkins or eggs, you’d likely get caught and sent h
Trump planning visit to Southern Illinois
President Donald Trump is planning a visit to Southern Illinois, according to reports.The event, tentatively penciled in for next Saturday, Oct. 27, potentially will be in the Carbondale-area and most likely be a rally forU.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, according to a memo from the Carbondale ci
Peoria and Tazewell County among the courthouses in Illinois to get "one of the best" portraits of Lincoln
PEKIN -- A reproduction of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln before he lived in the White House will grace the Tazewell County Courthouse after an unveiling ceremony next Tuesday.And a similar print was unveiled Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse.There's a significant difference between most de
Illinois News: CHICAGO, LENNIE PERRY, Federal Indictment Charges Chicago Man with the Sex Trafficking of Several Children | STL.News
LENNIE PERRY, 44, is charged with sex trafficking eight minors under the age of 18, according to an indictment returned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. One of his victims was under 14 years old when Perry enticed the victim to engage in a commercial sex act, the indictment states. Perry
New grades coming for Illinois schools
CHICAGO - New grades are coming out for Illinois schools. Under a new federal education law, every school in the state will receive one of four ratings. "Exemplary" for the top ten percent, "commendable", for schools doing well but not in that highest tier, "underperforming" for schools that need sp
Illinois National Guard will assist with election security
“Maybe some concern. I know there is a lot of people out there doing that, so it doesn’t surprise me,” Spinnie said.
Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Motion Demanding Immediate Sentencing for Suspect Found Guilty of Murdering Pravin Varughese
The Illinois Supreme Court will hear a motion that states Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Mark Clarke acted improperly when he threw out a jury’s verdict which found Gaege Bethune guilty of the 2014 murder of Indian American Pravin Varughese. The motion asks that Clarke’s decision be vacated and
Illinois Lottery hands out 970 free Mega Millions tickets in Milan
The Illinois Lottery handed out 970 free Mega Millions tickets at Hy-Vee in Milan on October 18, 2018. (Bryan Bobb, OurQuadCities.com)
Dixon, Illinois man charged with multiple counts of sexual assault
DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) -A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Dixon, Illinois and has multiple charges including Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.
Illinois investigators believe 1976 murder victim may have had Columbus ties
Authorities in Grundy County, Illinois, provided Columbus Police Department this picture of a homicide victim from 1976. The woman in the picture was found on Oct. 2, 1976 and could have ties to Columbus and Lowndes County. Authorities are asking the public's help identifying her.Photo by: Courtesy
Reality Check: Illinois man challenges government on wolf sightings
Jay Smith, the founder of Kanahoe Wolves of Forgettonia, says he has spotted red wolves on his farmland in Industry for the past seven years.