Congressman Joins Statehouse GOP In Calling For Redistricting Commission

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis joined his Republican colleagues in the General Assembly Monday in calling on Gov. JB Pritzker to support legislation to form an independent commission to redraw congressional and state legislative district maps. “In the end, I think the public is demanding an open transparent process,” Davis, of Taylorville, said during […]

Judge Rules Two Ex-Senators Should Be Paid Withheld Salaries

SPRINGFIELD — Two former Illinois state senators have a “clear right” to receive portions of their legislative salaries that were withheld by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and her predecessors, a Cook County judge decided last week. But Mendoza said she intends to appeal the ruling, meaning this latest development is likely not the last word […]

Video Shows Black Player Forced To Sit Near Banana Peels

MOLINE – A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatens to break his knees if he doesn’t comply. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident at Moline High School a “disturbing racist scene.” Detectives interviewed […]

Farmers On The Missouri River Sue The Army Corps Of Engineers For Flood Damages

Farmers along the Missouri River won a mass action federal lawsuit last December against the Army Corps of Engineers for land damages they say are traceable to the agency’s management of the river.  Plaintiffs alleged the Corps violated the Fifth Amendment by taking measures to protect endangered animals on the river without compensating landowners. The […]

‘Peer Support’ Organizations Aim To Help Kids By Supporting Parents

RANTOUL – The pandemic has led to an increased need for mental health support for children. In working to meet this need, one central Illinois organization is focused on providing support and guidance to parents and caregivers. Many mental health services available for children focus on helping only the child, says Ulanda Hunter, statewide director […]