SPRINGFIELD - According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the emerald ash borer has been found in two more central Illinois counties. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - After being cited for repeated violations of the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, a central Illinois food processing plant has had its license revoked. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A coalition of labor and business groups known as "Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois" is asking the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to move faster in implementing rules for hydraulic fracturing. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to state officials, controlled pheasant hunting permits in Illinois will soon be available. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Standard Poor's Rating Services's outlook on Illinois' credit rating has changed for the worse. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Time is running out for those who wish to purchase the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - One of the lawmakers who sponsored a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting that the law may be too hard on gun owners from other states. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Lawyers representing Illinois retiree groups are planning to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits to expedite their case on challenging the state's pension legislation. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to a decision by the Illinois Appellate Court on Tuesday, state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen project. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season has been announced by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. More>>
SANGAMON COUNTY- A lock down at a mobile home park near Riverton ended without any injuries Tuesday night. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Board of Education is seeking seven new members to serve on its bilingual education advisory council.
SPRINGFIELD - Steps are being taken by the Springfield Park District to fix a dysfunctional Southwind Park wind turbine. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An Iowa filmmaker is partnering with the Lincoln Monument Association to make a documentary about Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - In a weekly crop-status update, the United States Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is faring well, and is maturing faster than normal. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A small fire has caused the Illinois Secretary of State's office to close its Howlett Building for the day. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to Illinois state education officials, the details of coming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state are still being worked on. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - During a six-week campaign involving 22 Walmart and Sam's Club stores across Illinois, over $155,000 was raised for St. John's Children's Hospital.
SPRINGFIELD - United States Senator Dick Durbin has announced that a central Illinois rural development project received a grant worth nearly $19,000. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Although an Illinois law banning the use of cell phones while driving took effect six months ago, Springfield police have issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving. More>>
High water levels in rivers can be dangerous. When the water rises, it collects tree branches and other debris from along the river bank. On More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, municipal landfills in the state have a combined life expectancy of 21 years. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Legislation barring members of major transit agencies from holding other government offices has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man who sustained critical injuries in a all-terrain vehicle crash on July 3 has died. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in the Independence Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket" effort, and one local police department is releasing their statistics gathered for that campaign. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - For the second year in a row, the Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Multiple flags were stolen from R.W. Troxell Insurance Agency in Springfield, and you can help catch the person behind this crime. More>>
Springfield – He was the mayor of Springfield in 1979. He is the mayor of Springfield in 2014 and wants to serve another 4 years.
SPRINGFIELD - According to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, the amount that the state owes on its overdue bills has dropped to $3.9 billion. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - State Representative Sue Scherer is partnering with Lincoln Land Community College to host a free job prep event at the Springfield Public Library from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A hiring event targeting military veterans and spouses will be hosted by the American Legion Department of Illinois Friday, July 11. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A Lincoln woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million from the State Bank of Lincoln. Nancy J. Huskins, 62, pleaded guilty to one count of bank embezzlement during her court appearance Thursday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that nearly $23 million in insurance premiums belong to state retirees, but there’s no established timetable for the return of that money.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Police faces a lawsuit from a Springfield man who says he was denied a Firearm Owner's Identification card even though he received a gubernatorial pardon for previous felony convictions. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Consumers who may have overpaid for computerized equipment containing dynamic random access memory, a type of memory chip used in electronics, have until August 1, 2014 to file a claim to get some of their money back. More>>
Springfield - Barker Park is nothing more than an empty field right now, but when you look around the neighborhood, you'll see support for turning this into Springfield's newest dog park. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Multiple leaks in the roof of the Executive Mansion in Springfield are being patched by workers. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to the Illinois Housing Development Authority, over 4,500 home-buyers have reserved more than $500 million in mortgage financing, and officials say that's a record in the agency's 30 years of mortgage lending. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A resolution honoring the late U.S. Senator Alan Dixon has been approved by the U.S. Senate. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to letters obtained by the Associated Press, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The identities of two people from central Illinois who died in a holiday weekend motorcycle crash have been released by authorities. More>>
Two people are dead in a motorcycle crash on I-55 near the Stevenson Drive exit in Sangamon County. As traffic was slowing down for a crash, police said, a motorcyclist lost control and slid onto the left shoulder. State police said, the 48-year-old man of Normal died at the scene. His 35-year-old female passenger was transported for medical injuries, but later died at the hospital. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The expansion of a program that assists military families in Illinois during conflicts or wars has been approved by Governor Pat Quinn. More>>
Springfield - Alcohol and driving, two things that just don't mix. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a former eastern Illinois township supervisor has been indicted for allegedly stealing over $60,000 from the township. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Motorists should expect fewer delays for the holiday weekend, as the Illinois Department of Transportation says it is suspending non-emergency roadwork where possible starting Thursday afternoon and continuing through the end of the day Sunday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Officials on the state and federal level are teaming up to enforce safe driving this holiday weekend. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Children will be required to attend school at a younger age and young adults seeking driver's licenses must complete training, as several new laws take effect in Illinois this week. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard, yet many still don't take heat dangers seriously.
SPRINGFIELD - A free meal program designed to provide children with healthy lunches and breakfasts while school is not in session will continue through August, according to Illinois State Board of Education officials. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Magic House is partnering with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church' summer food program in Springfield, and they are asking for volunteers to read with children on Tuesdays this summer, beginning July 1. More>>
SPRINGFIELD--Sunday afternoon in Springfield’s Douglas Park was a bit more musical than most.
SPRINGFIELD - A ruling on whether Illinois' pension overhaul law is constitutional could be delayed until next year, as a Sangamon County judge wants to consider all the issues raised in multiple lawsuits. More>>
ILLINOIS - A new law takes effect July 1, requiring people ages 18 to 20 who didn't take driver's education to complete a six-hour training course before applying for a driver's license. More>>
More than one hundred Springfield residents will be forced to relocate within the next few years because of a massive railroad construction project.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will seek enforcement action against a gas station that leaked fuel into sanitary sewers in Lisle, Illinois. More>>
Springfield - For workers at Buffalo Wild Wings, Thursday was another day on the job, but for many of the soccer fans in attendance, it was a day away from the office. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An Illinois lawmaker says he will resign his position in July before becoming chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield residents will get the chance to voice their opinions on municipal issues as Mayor J. Michael Houston will hold his next "Meet the Mayor" event on June 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Mayor's office.
SPRINGFIELD - New flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are being installed at several Wabash Avenue intersections in Springfield, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A woman who was convicted of killing and dismembering her husband received her sentence today. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - While historic sites in Illinois aren't expected to close because of budget cuts, they are expected to shorten visiting hours after Labor Day. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The cost of federal certification for organic farmers in Illinois will be partially reimbursed, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The first stage of the $315 million Springfield Rail Improvements Project is set to begin, as Halverson Construction Co. Inc. of Springfield has been chosen to begin construction of the Carpenter Street underpass. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Nearly 9,000 pieces of unclaimed property, including vintage coins, jewelry, and presidential campaign buttons will be auctioned, according to Illinois' treasurer's office. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois' harvest of winter wheat is in full swing, while the state's latest soybean and corn crops grow taller. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - In an effort to promote electric vehicle charging stations, Illinois community colleges are participating in a three-day road trip. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A former suburban Chicago police chief's brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for obstruction of justice and money laundering in a grant fraud scheme.
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield police have arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly fired a gun, damaging a house in the process. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - On Monday the Illinois Supreme Court announced the annual registration fee for active state attorneys will increase 12 percent, from $342 to $382, beginning in January. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - When the fiscal year ends next week, Illinois' lottery contractor will likely be $200 million short of the money it promised to the state this year. More>>
Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Quinn signed on Sunday. The question is to raise minimum wage to $10 an hour will be placed on the November ballot.Illinois' minimum wage is $8.25, which is one dollar higher than the national rate.Business groups oppose raising the rate, saying it'll kill jobs. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in regard to a shooting Tuesday night on East Monroe. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The main computer at the Illinois Secretary of State's office briefly stopped working Thursday, stopping transactions for about three hours. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Plans to overhaul the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices site in downtown Springfield are underway. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - In response to the hot weather, Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston has announced the availability of three City facilities for use as cooling centers for citizens who might not otherwise be able to find relief from the heat. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Police announced plans on Wednesday for July 4th traffic enforcement, focusing on both drunk and unbuckled drivers, and is part of the statewide Independence Day "Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" effort.
SPRINGFIELD - On Monday, Illinois lawmakers will decide whether to subpoena a former official in Governor Pat Quinn's administration to answer questions about his anti-violence program. More>>
Springfield-Springfield police said they arrested three teens after the broke into numerous vehicles. Police told WAND that most of the vehicles the teens stole from were unlocked. Two of the teens are minors and one is Stephen Sullivan, 19.The three teens were seen opening up the doors of a vehicle on the 2300 block of North Cahokia Drive.Police Chief Dan Mounce said, "we received information through the investigation that they may have been involved upwards of 60 car burglaries although we ... More>>
Springfield - It started with an idea from the north, then made it's way to the capital city. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Several investors around the state are jockeying for positions in the medical marijuana business as they wait for Illinois' new medical marijuana law to kick in, and some of those investors are politically connected. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The police chief in Springfield has promoted four lieutenants as part of a restructuring plan.
SPRINGFIELD - A central Illinois woman was injured Saturday after a pickup truck ran her over while she was sunbathing near a Lake Springfield boat launch.
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield SOHO Music Festival is a community development project that promotes local music and assists local charities with public recognition and fundraising, and while Friday evening's festival was well attended, Saturday's rain put a damper on the event.However, The Prairie Capital Convention Center will assist SOHO's efforts to help raise funds for the charities. SOHO will be part of the Bank of Springfield ribbon cutting held Friday, June 13 at the Prairie Capital Con... More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A program has been launched to help prevent the dangerous and inappropriate use of prescription drugs to subdue nursing home patients, according to Illinois officials. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has designated about $7.4 million to go toward construction projects in Cook County. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - State officials are advising residents to take commonsense precautions and to not panic after a recent increase of the number of bear sightings in northern Illinois. More>>
CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Lions Club and the Lions of Illinois Foundation will provide free diabetic retinopathy screenings on Friday, June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Promise Healthcare. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The lieutenant governor of Illinois is calling for a plan to make the Mississippi River more sustainable.
SPRINGFIELD - The State Board of Elections is being requested by top Illinois Republicans to grant an extension to a group that's gathering signatures to take the political mapmaking process away from lawmakers. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Elected officials are stripped of their seats following a felony conviction due to a law in Illinois, which means Derrick Smith will lose his state House seat after being convicted this week of taking a $7,000 bribe. More>>
In this week's Central Illinois Sports Report WAND's Elise Menaker shows you bowling from another perspective.
SPRINGFIELD - A proposal has been introduced by an Illinois lawmaker that would ask voters in 2015 if term limits should be imposed on leaders in the state Legislature. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Board of Education, as well as the state's top teachers unions, will host a luncheon at the governor's mansion in Springfield on Wednesday to honor nearly 30 top teachers from around Illinois. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Customers that have installed swimming pools too close to overhead power lines risk having their electrical service interrupted, according to City Water, Light and Power. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Corrections is holding an expo that focuses on helping ex-offenders, parolees, and probationers get services and information for reentry into society. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A new program that would help farmers recycle fertilizer and pesticide containers is set to begin in late July.
Springfield - When the temps go up, a trip to the pool can cool you off, but it can also put you at risk. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois will be allowed to spend an additional $1.8 billion in the current budget year due to legislation that Governor Pat Quinn has signed. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $50,000 to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to support two empowering staff-led programs for girls in the Decatur area. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Prison data collected and analyzed by the Associated Press shows that nearly two dozen inmates who escaped from Illinois prisons or transition centers over the years have not been caught. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - State lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, have asked Governor Pat Quinn to make the firefighter certification process easier for military members in Illinois More>>
Rocking out for charity! It's been the main mission of the SOHO Music Festival for ten years. Usually all the proceeds go to one organization. But
Two applications are available to save lives in case of a school shooting.They are called Guard911 and Hero911. The Guard911 app is for school staff members and Hero911 is for law enforcement. They are linked together in case violence strikes at a school.The President of the Hero911 Network, Mike Snyders said, the motivation behind the creation of the two apps was Sandy Hook.Michael snyders spent a lot of time protecting people. Now that the colonel has retired from the state police force, ... More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion at Normandy, France was remembered by dozens of veterans and their families during a ceremony at Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois officials say the state will spend approximately $4 million to print and mail educational materials about multiple efforts to change the state's constitution in the November election. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield announced in a news release that a slate has been donated by descendants of a teacher who taught Abraham Lincoln and other children in a Kentucky cabin classroom. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - According to Illinois officials, advertisements for more than 200,000 jobs were posted in May, and 85 percent of them were for full-time work. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Following investigations conducted by members of the Central Illinois Health Care Fraud Task Force, fifteen people face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid home services program in Illinois. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - In an announcement on Thursday, St. John's Hospital says it will lay off 43 managers over the next few months. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An album recorded by a Chicago-based jazz trio during a live performance at a Springfield theater has earned an award. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The first positive tests for West Nile virus in mosquitoes and birds have been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. More>>
AT&T has decided to consolidate the jobs at it's call center in Springfield into other facilities around the state. The main one being a call center in
SPRINGFIELD - The creation of a new dog park in Springfield Park District's new Barker Park development could be one step closer to a reality thanks to a local donor. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A Chicago firm has been hired by the Springfield City Council to help the city create an inspector general's office to look into wrongdoing in government. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A resolution is being pushed by an Illinois legislator that would name a highway in Springfield after a former state senator.
SPRINGFIELD - On the 70th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, a ceremony that is dedicated to the men who made D-Day a success will be held at the Illinois World War II Memorial in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery on Friday, June 6.
SPRINGFIELD - According to a statement released by a bond rating agency Tuesday, if lawmakers don't extend the temporary income tax increase, Illinois' financial rating could take a hit. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Lincoln Home Historic Site in Springfield is running out of room to house thousands of documents and artifacts, according to officials at the site.
SPRINGFIELD - Those in a need-based food program for women, children, and infants that use the program for fruits and vegetables will see an increase in how much the state of Illinois offers them.
Taylorville - Last fall, lawmakers passed legislation that would legalize medical marijuana for patients with one of 33 qualified illnesses. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - State Senator Andy Manar and state Representative Sue Scherer will be in Springfield Monday to sign an agreement that would increase pressure on stakeholders to honor that agreement.
SPRINGFIELD - President Barack Obama's plans for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired plants is being panned by the head of an Illinois coal industry trade group. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - St. John's Children's Hospital will host it's eighth annual Golf Challenge on Monday, June 2 at Panther Creek Country Club.
SPRINGFIELD - An appropriation measure passed by the Illinois legislature could give $10 million in state money to a historic theater on Chicago's North Side. More>>
Cheerful and proud, almost a dozen same-sex couples signed marriage licenses in Springfield. "Three of them were here for a brand new marriage
SPRINGFIELD - A $35.7 billion budget that Democrats have acknowledged as "incomplete" has been approved by the Illinois Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD - Secretary of State Jesse White has become the longest-serving secretary of state in Illinois history.
SPRINGFIELD - A bill that would allow election-day voter registration has been advanced by Democrats in the Illinois House.
SPRINGFIELD - The sponsor of a plan that would expand gambling in Illinois says he won't call the bill for a vote until the fall due to a lack of key support.
SPRINGFIELD - Due to a badly leaking roof, the third floor of the Illinois Executive Mansion is closed. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Same-sex couples that wish to be married on June 1 can receive their marriage licenses today from the Sangamon County Clerk's office. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois lawmakers are taking a break from the intense debates in the state Capitol, putting aside differences and picking up bats and gloves for their annual softball game. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Following financial struggles at a major state energy provider, a plan that would urge environmental agencies to adopt nuclear power-friendly rules has been advanced by Illinois lawmakers. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A measure that would allow furniture and other state-owned items linked to Barack Obama to be loaned or given to his presidential library and museum has been approved by the Illinois Legislature. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Senate has approved a plan that would overhaul the way the state funds its schools.
SPRINGFIELD - During April more than 400 volunteers removed almost 800 bags of trash from state highway roads, according to Illinois officials.
SPRINGFIELD - Overtime costs for the Illinois State Police have jumped in recent years due to budget cuts and staff reductions. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is starting a media and retail campaign this week that will utilize television ads, billboards, and social media to highlight Illinois-grown fruits and vegetables.
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois lawmakers have shot down a proposal that would have placed new rules on home kitchen businesses that make less than $1,000 a month. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A plan to overhaul Cook County's pension system by increasing county payments and reducing some employee benefits was quickly advanced by lawmakers Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD - A 2015 budget that lawmakers say will lead to layoffs and further delays in paying the state's bills has been approved by the Illinois House. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A plan to put a non-binding question on the November ballot about whether the state should increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour was approved by an Illinois Senate committee Tuesday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A proposed tax on sweetened drinks that supporters say would help fight obesity has been rejected by an Illinois House committee. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency is coming under scrutiny.
SPRINGFIELD - During the final week of its session, the Illinois Legislature is resuming work and developing a scaled-back state spending budget plan.
SPRINGFIELD - The City of Springfield Office of Public Works has announced that Rutledge Street will be under construction between Carpenter and Madison Streets for curb and gutter replacement along with accessible sidewalk ramps at the intersections.
SPRINGFIELD - Secretary of State Police arrested several individuals who were protesting potential budget cuts at the state Capitol Monday.
SPRINGFIELD - Under a proposal approved by a House panel, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum would stand alone as an independent state agency. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A plan sponsored by Representative John Bradley that would speed up hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in Illinois has been approved by a House committee.
SPRINGFIELD - Having given up on extending a temporary income tax increase, Illinois House Democrats have begun working on a scaled-back state spending plan. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A grassroots disability rights group will host a news conference on the impact of cuts to home and community-based services Monday.
SPRINGFIELD - A festival that features some of the world's leading carillonneurs will once again be held in Springfield this summer.
SPRINGFIELD - An alternative education funding reform plan has been proposed by Illinois Senate Republicans.
SPRINGFIELD - Lawmakers are forced back to the drawing table this week as the Legislature tries to find a compromise between two unpopular budget options. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - As part of a $60,000 emergency contract, a Springfield company has been hired to make repairs to the grandstand at the state fairgrounds. More>>
When Debbie Wolfe began painting the garage of her Chatham home, she never expected it to grab her community's attention. But with so much
Car lovers get ready! The MCA National Mustang Show is in Springfield this year! The convention kicked off Friday afternoon.Jeff Wolfe has
SPRINGFIELD- Over the past two days police arrested more than 50 people in the capital city, mostly wanted for drugs or weapons. More than 70 people have been indicted with charges ranging from drugs to weapons to armed robbery. WAND got to go along for the ride. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The state Legislature is being urged by superintendents from districts around Illinois to make a decision on an extension of the income tax increase so they can adopt stable budgets of their own.
SPRINGFIELD - A measure the Illinois House passed a month ago that would require high school athletic coaches to take concussion training courses has passed the Illinois Senate. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A resolution calling for Illinois to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has been approved by the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD - The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site will observe Memorial Day weekend with a brand-new presentation on historic trees and an old-fashioned ice cream social on Saturday, May 24.
SPRINGFIELD - Both houses of the General Assembly have passed legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Health to create a single set of food-safety standards for farmers' markets.
SPRINGFIELD - A $34.5 billion budget that would result in deep cuts to schools and social services next year has been dismissed by the Illinois House.
SPRINGFIELD - Legislation at the heart of a renewed push to tax the state's millionaires has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD - A proposal to change the state's school funding formula is being revised once again in the hopes of gaining more bipartisan support.
SPRINGFIELD - The former state employee who accused Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of harassment has asked a federal judge for more time to respond to a motion to throw out the case. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Legislation that would ban law enforcement agencies from issuing quotas on tickets in now waiting for the governor's signature. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Military service members and their families will be able to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for free this summer.
SPRINGFIELD - As Governor Pat Quinn is laying out a massive budget that hinges on making a temporary individual income tax increase permanent, Illinois Democrats are quietly discussing expanding Medicaid spending. More>>
The school funding bill, that's been shaking up the Illinois Senate for week, just got a little more complicated. On Tuesday, lawmakers approved
Springfield - State representative Lou Lang has served at the Capitol nearly 27 years, and when asked if he's ever seen a drug problem as severe as the current heroin epidemic, he said,"no, nothing close to this. This is a problem that is severe and getting worse." More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An Illinois lawmaker is planning to file legislation that would use revenue generated by the state's sales tax on gas to pay for a capital construction program. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Legislation backed by an Illinois Senate committee could allow schools to opt out of teaching dozens of topics like drivers' education, physical education, and black history.
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois health officials are holding the second of two public hearings May 21, on proposed rules that would affect patients who want to use medical marijuana.
SPRINGFIELD - A new law that would require Illinois high school students to learn how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operate external defibrillators was passed by the Legislature Tuesday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An Illinois not-for-profit organization has defended its financial records before a panel of lawmakers. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation Tuesday that would put a non-binding question about the tax hike on the November ballot.
SPRINGFIELD - Memorial Rehab Services and Piper Glen Golf Course is sponsoring a golf clinic May 20 for individuals who have experienced a major medical or traumatic physical change, such as from an accident, brain injury, or stroke.
SPRINGFIELD - A measure sponsored by state Senator Chapin Rose that would make it a crime to present false credentials to obtain employment unanimously passed the Senate May 19, 2014.
SPRINGFIELD -A proposal filed by House Speaker Michael Madigan Monday that would give Illinois homeowners a $500 property tax refund has been introduced in the General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD - Eight individual legal challenges to the planned route of Ameren's new high-voltage transmission line have been consolidated into one lawsuit by a state appeals court.
SPRINGFIELD - Approximately 216 pounds of ground beef products that were not inspected prior to sale have been recalled by Morgan's Meat Market.
DECATUR - The Stephen Decatur Rose Society is helping kick start the planting season by selling compost and fertilizer for a great cause! More>>
SPRINGFIELD - An annual initiative that's designed to promote Relay for Life in June is around the corner. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Time may be running out on a gambling expansion measure that could boost revenue for the state, according to one Illinois lawmaker. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A measure that makes it unlawful for police dispatchers to tip off criminals has been passed by the Illinois Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Republican Party unanimously elected a new leader Saturday. More>>
State Capitol - An Illinois wildlife agency has offered details on its $520,000 program to import prairie chickens from Kansas to Illinois using state executive aircraft.
SPRINGFIELD - The typical taxpayer is paying about $1,100 more this year compared to last year due to the temporary tax rate increase, according to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget's calculations. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - Nearly 80 appropriations measures were adopted by the Illinois House Thursday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - A lawsuit over the state's pension overhaul was responded to by the Illinois Attorney General Thursday. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being urged by Governor Pat Quinn to block a proposal to dispose of toxic waste at a landfill located above an aquifer. More>>
SPRINGFIELD - House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to ask voters whether the state should increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour has been approved by an Illinois House panel. More>>