SPRINGFIELD — The head of the Illinois Republican Party is stepping down after more than six years. Tim Schneider informed members of the Republican State Central Committee during an online meeting Saturday. Schneider’s term was supposed to run through May 2022. He’s a former Cook County commissioner who became Illinois Republican chairman in 2014 when […]
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike are holding daily COVID-19 press briefings as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent […]
SPRINGFIELD – After voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have increased taxes on the state’s highest earners, Illinois school district officials and advocates expect cuts to state funding. The ballot initiative, commonly referred to by advocates as the “Fair Tax,” was projected to pump billions into the state’s coffers during a period when the […]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that counting for the 2020 Census can stop. The court decision adds to the ongoing confusion about the census but…
More than 500 parents and students rallied Sunday to pressure Gov. JB Pritzker to reinstate fall season contact sports.
The state has placed tighter rules on a portion of southwest Illinois after seeing more community spread of the coronavirus disease. But Gov. J.B….
Illinois has now recorded more than 200,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic first arrived in the state.
Pritzker’s new rule, approved by a 12-member state board Tuesday, would allow retailers to be fined up to $2,500 if they don’t require masks to be worn.
Businesses that violate Gov. JB Pritzker’s new mask order could face more than just fines for not complying during the coronavirus pandemic. They could…
West Central Illinois is just a few days away from implementing new COVID-19 restrictions if trends don’t begin to reverse.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois High School Association announced a new sports schedule following new public health guidelines issued by the state. The IHSA will shorten seasons and move football, boys soccer and girls volleyball to the spring season, among other changes. Tennis, golf and other “lower risk” school sports would be allowed to compete this […]
ROCK ISLAND — On the sixth straight day that Illinois officials reported more than 1,000 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday again urged residents to wear face coverings to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. State public health officials announced 1,231 new cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by […]
Man Guilty of Repeated Rape of Child Gets 20-Year Sentence URBANA — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to repeatedly raping a child a decade ago. In sentencing Gregory Reed of Mahomet on Thursday, Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis called him “sexually dangerous” man who should never […]
CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan “must resign” if allegations of corruption are true against the fellow Democrat long considered the state’s most powerful lawmaker. The U.S. Attorney’s office says electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme […]
As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, Governor J.B. Pritzker introduced a new plan to address a resurgence in Illinois.