‘Golf Ball Sized Hail’ Hits Illinois, Power Outages Reported

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Central Illinois through 7 p.m. Saturday evening, and more than 1,700 power outages were reported in Champaign County. The agency suggests unpluging electronic equipment as power surges from lightning can damage computers, monitors and TVs, and cause sparks that might start a fire. Alert […]

Illinois Revenues Drop $1.1 Billion In Fiscal 2020 Due To Pandemic

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois saw a more than $1.1 billion drop in revenues in the fiscal year that ended last month due to the coronavirus’ impact on the state’s economy, according to state officials. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability found that the state ended the 2020 fiscal year with a $1.135 billion decline in […]