WATCH LIVE: Gov. Pritzker’s August 26 COVID-19 Update: Mask And Vaccine Mandate

WATCH LIVE:  Today at 10:00 AM Gov. Pritzker will announce a reinstated mask mandate for all Illinoisans aged two and over in public indoor settings, in addition to making Illinois the seventh state in the nation to require teachers get vaccinated against COVID-19. The questions we receive from you directly inform the stories we tell and […]

Director Of Rantoul’s New Sports Complex Promises A Big Impact

RANTOUL – Construction crews are finishing up their work on the Rantoul Family Sports Complex for a mid-April opening. The village-owned facility, with 18 fields for baseball, soccer and other sports, will host local sports programs in Rantoul. But it’s really aimed at sports tourism: regional sports events that can bring families and their dollars […]

Speaker Welch Releases Committee Assignments, February Session Plans

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the committees and their respective chairs for the 102nd General Assembly, including the addition of six new committees. The committee announcement comes as Welch canceled all but one of the House session days that had been set for next month. Lawmakers in the House […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 25, 2020

IDOT Accused by Former Employees Of Racial Discrimination BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group of current and former employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation are accusing the agency of a history of systemic racism, particularly in its operations in southern Illinois. Lee Coleman, a former Transportation Department Equal Employment Opportunity officer, told the Belleville […]