• Woodford County events calendar

    Woodford County events calendar

    JUNE 2 Silent Auction of Framed Pictures June 2 through July1 Illinois Prairie District Library, 208 E. Partridge, Metamora Free The library is liquidating its large collection of framed…

  • Tazewell County events calendar

    Tazewell County events calendar

    JUNE 1-5 Washington’s Good Neighbor Days Wednesday-Sunday John Bearce Parking Lot 1800 Washington Rd. Free admission The event includes a carnival, food vendors, live entertainment,…

  • Metro East events calendar

    Metro East events calendar

    JUNE 2 Monroe County Farmer’s Market Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Schnucks Parking Lot, 1000 Columbia Centre Dr., Columbia Free Shop local for plants, produce, baked goods, crafts and knife…

  • McLean County events calendar

    McLean County events calendar

    JUNE 2 Financial Fitness: Get Financially Fit for Life Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington, Bloomington Free Learn the basics of tax and estate…

  • Lake County events calendar

    Lake County events calendar

    June 2 Summer Concert Series 7 p.m. Cook Park, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda Free See the Midnight Cover Band perform a wide range of music — including 1950s pop hits, Big Band, Motown,…

STATE NEWS

Independent Maps petitions pass challenge

The Independent Maps group announced May 24 that they had passed a signature inspection by the Illinois State Board of Elections that moved the proposed redistricting amendment one…

Veterinarians warn of canine flu outbreak

    A recent outbreak of canine influenza virus is nothing to sneeze at, according to a local veterinarian. Dr. Romanie Walter, veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic…

Hastert to report to prison June 22

  Judge Thomas Durkin on May 19 ordered former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to report to prison no later than 2 p.m. on June 22. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison…

Quality of life varies throughout state

Would you rather live longer or better? As human longevity increases into the 70s, health professionals are now looking at what can be done to extend the portion of a lifetime free…

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