New, locally-owned newspapers focus on community news

MACOMB — Corporations and hedge funds are gobbling up what were once locally owned newspapers. Once those big companies take over, they often cut staff, which ultimately results in less local news coverage. In some towns, brand new publications have sprung up to fill the void. Listen to this story here. The Burlington Beacon […]

Unique Art Project Reminds Drivers to Share Roads with Tractors

On a sunny and warm late summer afternoon, Kelley Quinn of Macomb unveiled her latest piece of art. Her canvas is a vintage 1939 Farmall H tractor. It is largely covered by a mosaic. Quinn believes this work of art is unique. She said she looked it up and could not find any mention of anyone anywhere […]

News Around Illinois – July 13, 2020

Illinois Launches Campaign To Prevent Abuse Of Seniors SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is launching a $2.1 million campaign to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and adults with disabilities, a problem officials fear has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The Illinois Department on Aging’s Office of Adult Protective Services received federal funds for […]

News Around Illinois – May 18, 2020

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More Than 2,000 New COVID-19 Cases In Illinois; 7-Day Rolling Positivity Rate Drops  CHICAGO – Illinois reported 2,088 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total to 92,457 in 100 counties in the state. An additional 74 deaths brings the total fatalities to 4,129. The state’s 7-day rolling positivity rate lowered a bit further, at 15% […]