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Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 47,147 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 20-22 compared with 50,173 deer taken during the first firearm weekend in 2019. Illinois' seven-day firearm deer season will conclude Dec. 3-6. 

In an effort to accommodate learning environments of Illinois students, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced new resources available to Illinois teachers and students.

The number of nonfarm jobs decreased over-the-year in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in October, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Not everyone approaches the holidays cheerfully. Some individuals see it as the most stressful time of the year. Common holiday stressors are related to budgeting for gift-buying, self-image, family tensions and reminders of past holiday hardships.

In response to news that Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty in federal court and formally accepted responsibility for its part in the national opioid epidemic, state Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon), chairwoman of the Illinois Senate Special Committee on Opioid Crisis Abatement, released th…

While Thanksgiving and other holidays will look different for many of us as we forgo getting together with friends and extended family, and instead opt to connect virtually to help prevent spread of COVID-19, cooking and baking likely will continue to be staples of the holidays. 

Members of the Madison County Transit Board of Trustees, along with MCT staff, local elected officials, contractors, and the owners of nearby Eastgate Plaza, donned hardhats and wielded shovels Nov. 23 to break ground on the future MCT Eastgate Park & Ride facility.  

Illinois American Water is reminding customers of the company’s customer financial assistance program H2O Help to Others and available payment plans. Customers who are behind in payment should call (800) 422-2782 as soon as possible to discuss options and prevent service interruption.  

To ensure high-quality, dependable care for the brave men and women who have served this country, state Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is joining the Illinois Senate Veterans Affairs Committee meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday to examine the handling of the COVID-19 crisis at the LaSalle Vetera…

The Money Match program, which automatically returns lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, is expected to return $1.2 million in unclaimed money to nearly 13,000 residents in the coming weeks, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs sa…

The Illinois Office of Tourism has released its annual Illinois Made Holiday Gift Guide featuring one-of-a-kind products by small businesses around the state.