• Metro-East Area News Briefs

    Metro-East Area News Briefs

    Madison County Macy’s, Kmarts closing Officials with department store giant Macy’s have announced they will be closing their 180,000-square-foot location in the Alton Square shopping…

  • Tazewell County News Briefs

    Tazewell County News Briefs

    REGION Flu activity prompts hospitals to limit visitors During this time of increased seasonal flu activity, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, UnityPoint Health-Methodist Proctor,…

  • Cook County News Briefs

    Cook County News Briefs

    Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel to host Greater Chicago RV Show The Greater Chicago RV Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m….

  • Kane County News Briefs

    AURORA City launches emergency notification system The City of Aurora has launched Aurora Alert, a new resident notification system that provides information about emergencies, traffic…

  • Winnebago County News Briefs

    ROCKFORD Snowmakers help save annual Sculpting event The lack of snow won’t stop the 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition from going on next week as scheduled. Two used…

  • McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County News Briefs

    McLean County It’s official: Rivian purchases shuttered Mitsubishi site   As expected, Detroit-based automaker Rivian Automotive has purchased the dormant Mitsubishi plant in Normal….

  • Woodford County News Briefs

    Woodford County News Briefs

    COUNTY Motorists charged in holiday crackdown The state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in Woodford County this holiday season resulted in the arrest of two drivers charged…


Rauner’s budget pep talk met with Democrat snickers

The state’s “grand bargain” budget process may have been more harmed than helped by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address to the General Assembly Feb. 15. Skeptical Democrats snickered,…

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