STATE NEWS

What does the coming of fall equinox mean

There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness…

COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sept. 17 reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths from Friday, Sept….

Statewide unemployment rate down in August

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reports that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 7.0 percent, while nonfarm payrolls were mostly unchanged, increasing…

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