Bill aims to rein in Apple, Google app stores

SPRINGFIELD – Two bills pending in the Illinois General Assembly would rein in the ability of tech giants like Apple and Google to dictate how transactions are conducted, and how much of a cut they receive from those transactions, when consumers make certain kinds of purchases using smartphone apps. If enacted, the bill would make […]

ISP director talks challenges facing the agency

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly told a state violence prevention task force this week that expressway shootings, gun trafficking, trooper staffing levels and officer wellness are some of the biggest challenges facing the agency.  According to the ISP expressway shootings dashboard, in 2021 there were 310 reported expressway shootings in Illinois, 273 […]

Mahomet, Fisher neighbors file class action lawsuit

MAHOMET — Two Champaign County residents affected by the Peoples Gas methane leak have filed the first class action lawsuit related to the incident. Meanwhile, Peoples Gas continues to maintain that methane levels at affected wells do not pose a danger.   The lawsuit covers potentially thousands of people who live in rural Mahomet and Fisher.  […]