• Peoria County news briefs

    Peoria County news briefs

    PEORIA  Bags tournament benefits the YMCA campaign Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery, 321 NE Madison Ave., Peoria is hosting a bag tournament that will raise money for…

  • McLean County news briefs

    McLean County news briefs

    BLOOMINGTON  Historic manor open now for summer season Mimicking the arch found on the manor’s front door you’ll also find three archways leading into the courtyard area between…

  • Kane County news briefs

    Kane County news briefs

    LAFOX Postal employee tackles suspect, foils holdup A man wearing a ski mask and toting a semi-automatic weapon tried to hold up the LaFox Post Office on May 2 but was foiled when he…

  • Tazewell County news briefs

    Tazewell County news briefs

    TAZEWELL  County gives election judges pay raise The county has approved an increase in pay for election day judges. Beginning with the 2020 primary election, pay for judges who work…

  • Kendall County news briefs

    Kendall County news briefs

     Kendall County EMA keeping an eye on local flooding The Fox River from St. Charles to Millington has been placed under a flood warning. This warning is expected to last until May…

  • Woodford County news briefs

    Woodford County news briefs

    EUREKA Hospital offers mental health first aid course Advocate Eureka Hospital will offer a mental health first aid class on Wednesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course teaches…

STATE NEWS

Prison director wants to turn page on censorship

The removal of nearly 200 books from an Illinois prison’s library has put censorship in the state’s correctional centers in the spotlight. Books removed earlier this year from the…

Census program invites teachers to be ambassadors

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program is inviting Illinois teachers to become 2020 Census ambassadors. The ambassadors will champion the 2020 Census in their classrooms,…

Society plans day trips to Illinois state museums

The Illinois State Museum Society is planning two upcoming day trips that invite participants to explore the history and culture of Illinois by motorcoach. The first trip on Aug. 10…

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