• Oak Park going on lockdown

    Oak Park going on lockdown

    Oak Park will be on lockdown for two weeks, beginning Friday, March 20. Village President Anan Abu-Talb has declared a local state of emergency and Michael Charley, the village public…

  • Tazewell County news briefs

    Tazewell County news briefs

    PEKIN Library closes due to coronavirus The Pekin Public Library will be closed Tuesday, March 17-Monday, March 30.  All events have been canceled. PEORIA DIOCESE Catholic schools…

  • Peoria County news briefs

    Peoria County news briefs

    PEORIA DIOCESE Catholic schools closed, Mass obligations suspended The Catholic Diocese of Peoria canceled schools this week, while at the same time suspending the obligation to participate…

  • Metro East news briefs

    Metro East news briefs

    Scott AFB to test novel bird hazard preventive A pair of Scott Air Force Base airmen have been awarded $300,000 to test a novel approach to the prevention of aircraft bird strikes:…

  • Woodford County news briefs

    Woodford County news briefs

    EUREKA Library offers place to complete census form The Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main, will have a computer available for anyone wanting to respond to the 2020 Census online. Residents…

  • Kendall County news briefs

    Kendall County news briefs

    KENDALL COUNTY 20-year sentence for Oswego man on drug charges Jasper Clark, 44, of Oswego was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the charge of unlawful…

  • McLean County news briefs

    McLean County news briefs

    PEORIA DIOCESE Catholic schools closed, Mass obligations suspended The Catholic Diocese of Peoria canceled schools this week, while at the same time suspending the obligation to participate…

  • Kalish trails in 16th State House

    Kalish trails in 16th State House

    Incumbent Yehiel Kalish faced a double-digit deficit Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for the northern Cook 16th state House District seat. Challenger Denyse Wang Stoneback had…

STATE NEWS

Illinois surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that more than a million people in Illinois have now been tested for COVID-19, or nearly 8 percent of the state’s population. “This…

New jobless claims slow in last week of May

SPRINGFIELD — While new unemployment claims remained historically high in the final week of May, the surge of new claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be starting…

Moms deliver anti-gun violence message virtually

Several events will be conducted in area communities as part of Moms Demand Action’s Wear Orange events to prevent gun violence. Orange is the color that the friends of Chicago teen…

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