STATE NEWS

Former Illinois lawmakers face federal charges

SPRINGFIELD — One former member of the Illinois General Assembly was recently indicted, along with his two sons, on charges of tax evasion, while a second former lawmaker pleaded…

Hemp production drops slightly in 2020

SPRINGFIELD – Industrial hemp production declined slightly in 2020, the second year of legalized production in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, Feb….

State rolls out Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine expansion

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents 16 years of age and older with underlying conditions are now able to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the state’s latest expansion of vaccination Phase…

Latina woman tabbed to represent Madigan’s district

SPRINGFIELD — Former Speaker Michael Madigan chose a second replacement to fill the House seat he vacated last week after he publicly urged his first appointee to step down for “alleged…

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