CHAMPAIGN – Governor J.B. Pritzker was in Champaign Tuesday to sign a bill allowing Illinois college athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. Now, NCAA athletes throughout the state of Illinois can sign endorsement deals with businesses and brands. Speaking at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center, Governor Pritzker said he […]
On the heels of a pandemic-recession, a major credit ratings agency is upgrading Illinois’ creditworthiness for the first time in two decades. Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday announced it was lifting Illinois’ bond rating from one notch above junk status to two. Illinois still has the lowest credit rating of all states by far, but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, Governor J.B. Pritzker introduced a new plan to address a resurgence in Illinois.
The advertisements will soon start flying through the airwaves, over the cable and on your favorite social media channel. It is all in the battle for a…