STATE NEWS

Emergency blood and platelets shortage persists 

As a result of low blood donor turnout in recent months, the Red Cross is heading into the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year. The ongoing…

Retailers hope for record holiday shopping season

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, according to the National Retail Federation. The organization predicts that holiday sales during Nov. 1 through Dec….

New Illinois congressional maps signed into law

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday, Nov. 23 signed legislation redrawing the state’s congressional district maps, saying they reflect Illinois’ diversity and preserve…

Fixing supply chain woes a balancing act

The truck driver shortage and congestion at the nation’s largest ports in California often dominate discussions about the supply chain crisis, but experts say that’s oversimplifying…

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