• Metro East Area News Briefs

    Metro East Area News Briefs

    Citizens’ board wants Ameren to double rate cut Ameren Illinois has proposed cutting its electric rates, effect on Jan. 1, 2017, saving customers a total of $14.4 million next year….

  • Kane County News Briefs

    Kane County News Briefs

    COUNTY Visitors spending topped $450 million in 2015 Spending by visitors to Kane County topped $450 million in 2015 according to a report from the Illinois Department of Commerce’s…

  • McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County Barnett fills County Board vacancy   Josh Barnett officially became the newest member of the McLean County Board, following a swearing in ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 16. Barnett…

  • Cook County News Briefs

    Cook County News Briefs

    Skokie Live music, classic films to highlight annual Backlot Bash Skokie’s Backlot Bash, an annual event paying homage to downtown Skokie’s heritage as a silent movie backlot set…

  • Kendall County News Briefs

    Kendall County News Briefs

    Aurora Women volunteers needed to teach women English Aurora’s Dominican Literacy Center seeks women volunteers to tutor women in reading, writing and speaking English. Volunteers…

  • Tazewell County News Briefs

    Tazewell County News Briefs

    EAST PEORIA New tools for researching genealogy at Fondulac library Fondulac District Library has made tracing family trees easier with new resources. Ancestry Library Edition and…

STATE NEWS

Rauner stands by automatic voter veto

Despite saying he supports the overall concept, Gov. Bruce Rauner is sticking by his veto of a measure to automatically register voters who interact with state agencies. Supporters…

Marijuana supporters press ahead for legalization

With the recent signing of legislation reducing penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana in Illinois, supporters hope state legislators soon will consider approving…

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