In Responding To Harassment Complaint, Madigan Says Focus Was On The Victim

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is defending his handling of harassment and assault complaints against former state Rep. Jack Franks. Madigan says his office first received a sexual harassment complaint about Franks in fall 2018. Franks, a Democrat, left the General Assembly after being elected chairman of the McHenry County Board in 2016. […]

News Around Illinois – February 5, 2020

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State Senator Trying To End FOID Cards QUAD CITIES – Once again Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Moline) is trying to eliminate Illinois’ firearm owners identification (FOID) card. He thinks the firearm owners identification card is un-necessary, and a costly burden for the Illinois State Police. Getting a FOID card requires a background check by the state […]

Funeral Held For Medical Examiner & Ex-Mayor Husband

SPRINGFIELD — Funeral services were held Tuesday for a former mayor of Springfield and his medical examiner wife who died last week in the crash of a private plane. Frank Edwards and Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards were remembered as “true community servants” during a memorial service at Springfield’s West Side Christian Church. Frank Edwards, 69, […]