Garman to retire from state Supreme Court, setting up appointment to replace her

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman announced Monday that she will retire on July 7, marking the end of a long legal career that has included 48 years as a jurist. She would have been up for retention this year, but the timing of her retirement means the other six justices will […]

DCFS director: ‘Stuck kids’ docket a problem years in the making

SPRINGFIELD – Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith has faced nine cases of contempt of court in recent weeks for failing to comply with a judge’s order to place the state’s most vulnerable children in an appropriate setting. In a recent interview with Capitol News Illinois, he outlined the scope of the […]

Increasing gun violence raises issue of community-wide trauma among residents

Yvonne Miller likes driving her white Volvo because it reminds her of driving with her son.  On her license plate is the word “STUFF.” The bold, black letters stand out against the light blue color of her “Prevent Violence” license plate.  “Stuff” is a tribute to Miller’s 23-year-old son, Christopher Kelly. It was a nickname […]

217 Today: Increasing gun violence raises issue of community-wide trauma among residents

Monday, May 9, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Democratic Party of Illinois is applying to hold one of the nation’s first presidential primary elections in 2024. OSF HealthCare allergist Dr. Neha Dunn says May is generally the worst time for pollen allergy sufferers. A century-year-old tractor just became the most expensive tractor ever sold. It’s been […]

Antique tractor sells for $1.47 million in Illinois, shattering the world record

The 1913 CASE 30-60 is one of just five that still exist, making the model highly sought after by antique tractor enthusiasts. A century-year-old tractor just became the most expensive tractor ever sold. The 1913 CASE 30-60 model tractor sold at an auction house in Illinois for a whopping $1.47 million. It’s one of only […]