• DeKalb County News Briefs

    DeKalb County News Briefs

    Fairdale First anniversary of Fairdale tornado to be commemorated A deadly tornado tore through Fairdale at 7:15 p.m. on April 9, 2015, leaving two women dead, 11 injured and the town…

  • Cook County News Briefs

    Cook County News Briefs

    Mount Prospect Fire Dept. names Lambel as chief, Dolan as deputy chief The village announced that Brian Lambel has been appointed as the Mount Prospect Fire Department’s Fire…

  • McHenry County News Briefs

    McHenry County News Briefs

    Fox Lake Village seeks volunteers for roadside clean-up event The village is offering an opportunity for area residents to participate in the 2016 Roadside Litter Clean-Up event, beginning…

  • Metro East Area News Briefs

    Metro East Area News Briefs

    E-citations come to Madison County The Madison County Sheriff’s Department Park has officially launched its e-citation program, allowing deputies to print out traffic citations in…

  • Tazewell County News Briefs

    Tazewell County News Briefs

    STATE Illinois farmland prices drop in 2015 Illinois farmland prices posted the most significant decline in two decades in 2015, following the downward price trajectory of grain produced…

  • Peoria County Area News Briefs

    Peoria County Area News Briefs

    STATE Illinois farmland prices drop in 2015 Illinois farmland prices posted the most significant decline in two decades in 2015, following the downward price trajectory of grain produced…

  • Kendall County News Briefs

    Kendall County News Briefs

    Kendall County Coffee with Kifowit State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be meeting with residents in different coffee shops around her district this month to discuss the state…

  • Lake County News Briefs

    Lake County News Briefs

    Lake County Home & Business Expo coming to Grand Dominion’s Lakeside Lodge The GLMV (Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills) Chamber of Commerce announced that the…

STATE NEWS

Hastert sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

Saying a previous plea agreement’s sentencing range of zero to five months was “insufficient,” Northern District of Illinois Judge Thomas M. Durkin sentenced former Speaker of…

Tax-break transparency bill passes Illinois House

A proposed new Illinois transparency law would make local governments reveal the costs of the tax deals they make with private businesses. House Bill 3760 would require tax incentives…

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