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Mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson outlines her vision for Danville
The April 4th ballot in Danville features two candidates for mayor: the current mayor, Rickey Williams Junior, and Jackie Vinson, the executive director of the Vermilion Housing Authority.
One year after Madigan’s indictment, former speaker’s allies prepare for trial
‘ComEd Four’ set for trial this month while former chief of staff’s trial scheduled for August.
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson head to Chicago mayoral runoff
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was handed a stunning defeat, the first time in 40 years a sitting mayor was not reelected.
Court rulings supercharge Illinois’ strongest-in-nation biometric privacy law
Law’s critics want to reopen debate, but backers say law is working as intended
Some school board candidates this year are pushing to limit lessons on Black history. Where do Champaign Unit 4 candidates stand?
Six candidates say students should learn African American history and the history of racism. The seventh, business owner Mark Holm, declined to be interviewed.
Marron seeks state funding for Savoy, Rantoul & Danville infrastructure projects
State Representative Mike Marron is one of many Republicans critical of Governor J-B Pritzker’s ambitious budget proposals to add new state spending for education, childcare,
Budzinski tours ag research at U of I and visits with laid-off Akorn workers in Decatur
U.S. Representative Nikki Budzinski visited the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign on Thursday. But first, the central Illinois Democrat stopped in Decatur, where more than 400 pharmaceutical plant workers had been abruptly laid off by Akorn Pharmaceutical.
Illinois governor lays out a roadmap for a ‘transformed’ youth mental health care system
CHICAGO — Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday released a blueprint for transforming what the state acknowledges is a confusing patchwork system for families who need
Indiana lawmakers advance ban on all gender-affirming care
An Indiana bill that would ban all gender-affirming care for minors, including puberty blockers and hormone therapy, passed the state Senate public health committee 8-3.
Rep. Sorensen ‘optimistic’ Congress can beat farm bill deadline
MOLINE — Congress has a tight deadline to approve a new farm bill. Central Illinois congressman Eric Sorensen, D-Ill., is part of the U.S. House
Former US Rep. Adam Kinzinger to release book in October
The Open Field announced Tuesday that former U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s “Renegade: My Life in Faith, the Military, and Defending America from Trump’s Attack on Democracy” is scheduled for on release Oct. 17.
Sen. Paul Faraci discusses first month in office, Pritzker’s speech and more
URBANA — Paul Faraci has completed his first month as a state senator. The Champaign Democrat was appointed by party leadership in Champaign and Vermilion
Illinois governor moves to change agency name
Governor JB Pritzker has submitted an Executive Order to change the official name to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security.