GOP state lawmaker sues over state Capitol mask requirements

SPRINGFIELD — A Republican state lawmaker has sued the Illinois house speaker over face mask requirements at the state Capitol. State Rep. Blaine Wilhour of Beecher City filed a lawsuit in Bond County after he and eight other Republican legislators were barred from the House floor for refusing to wear masks. The state has been […]

Illinois man held on $1M bail for alleged anti-gay attack

DECATUR — A 19-year-old Illinois man has been held on $1 million bail after an alleged anti-gay attack that left the victim hospitalized. Decatur police say Ethan Dickerson restrained and hit the victim with a pipe wrench and threatened to kill the victim in a homophobic rant at a Decatur home. The (Decatur) Herald & […]