Ethics Bill Clears House On Second Try, Will Head Back To Governor

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Thursday voted to accept changes to an ethics bill that Gov. JB Pritzker had requested, paving the way for it to become law once the governor signs it. Thursday’s vote came a little more than a week after an earlier attempt fell short in the House. That happened during […]

Champaign School Bus Hit With Gunfire; No Students Hurt

CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign Unit 4 school bus was struck by gunfire Thursday while transporting students home. No students or staff were injured. A statement from the Champaign Police Department says officers responded to the area of Neil Street and Arcadia Drive just before 3 pm for the report of shots fired. Police found a crash involving […]

Central Illinois Services To Remember 9/11 Terror Attacks

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. The White House says Biden will visit ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon and the memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, […]

Republican Venture Capitalist To Run For Illinois Governor

CHICAGO — A San Francisco venture capitalist is the latest Republican to run for the chance to unseat Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Jesse Sullivan, an Illinois native, has nearly $11 million in donations and released a video Thursday kicking off his campaign. However, any candidate faces an uphill battle against Pritzker who is seeking re-election […]

217 Today: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 Today’s headlines: As energy negotiations continue in Springfield, renewable energy entrepreneurs say each day that goes by means a less certain future for their businesses. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is indicating support for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, once vaccines are authorized for those under 12. In-person campus tours resumed […]