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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
While BASF was telling farmers there would be no yield impacts from dicamba drift in 2017, the company was privately telling pesticide applicators that any drift they caused could cause yield loss, according to Monday video testimony from Gary Schmitz, tech service regional manager for the Midwest.
Multiple Iowa county chairs told NPR that there were malfunctions in a new app used by the state Democratic Party that delayed reporting. The party expects to report results later Tuesday.
On a Monday night, a week before the Iowa caucuses, about 20 residents gathered at the Norelius library in Denison, Iowa, for a mock caucus. Latina…