Bill guaranteeing workers five days of paid leave will head to governor
One hour of time off would accrue for every 40 hours worked
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54
Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, Elvis’ only daughter and a dedicated keeper of her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. She was 54.
Amid a national egg shortage, local farmers continue to deliver
CHAMPAIGN — Americans have felt the pain of inflation in grocery stores this year. The USDA estimates that the cost of groceries was 10.6 percent higher in November 2022 than November 2021. Prices may finally be on their way down as the Federal Reserve tinkers with interest rates, but the cost of one product – […]
Sheriffs say they want no role in enforcing state’s assault weapon registry
Approximately 80 top law enforcement officials issue warning.
Here’s the latest on the NOTAM outage that caused flight delays and cancellations
WASHINGTON — Flights across the U.S. slowly resumed Wednesday after a nationwide ground stop by the Federal Aviation Administration, stemming from the outage of a crucial piece of technology. The failure of the Notice to Air Missions system, or NOTAM, caused airlines to cancel more than 1,300 flights, and delay nearly 10,000 more, according to […]
217 Today: Rural residents worry about potential effects of CAFOs
Thursday, January 12, 2023 Today’s headlines: A measure guaranteeing 40 hours of paid leave every year for all Illinois employees is awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature. The Illinois House’s new Republican leader is challenging Democrats to work with them more. A large fire engulfed the Carus chemical plant in LaSalle on Wednesday. Eggs are becoming […]
Midwest states court indoor hog and poultry production, despite the millions of gallons of manure
Legislation and programs in states like Missouri and Nebraska are paving the way to welcome large livestock operations by limiting local control over the facilities. Some rural residents worry about the potential pollution and decreased quality of life that will bring. CLARKSBURG, Mo. — In Cooper County, Missouri, CAFOs are a controversial topic. Susan Williams […]
Gun sellers, after sales spike ahead of state assault weapons ban, say law won’t survive
But now that thousands of dollars of a Des Plaines gun shop owner’s inventory is illegal to sell, he and other retailers are navigating what steps to take next.
After frenzied ‘lame duck’ session, 103rd General Assembly is sworn in
Ceremonies held at Old State Capitol, University of Illinois Springfield