A Sangamon County judge has taken under advisement a case more than 700 parents brought against 145 schools over mask and exclusion mandates.
There is no vaccine requirement for teachers, attorneys representing Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in court Wednesday. The mandate is for COVID-19 testing. That argument was made as the Illinois State Board of Education separately heard public comments about a proposed vaccine mandate rule.
The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that challenges elected officials' ability to use campaign funds for personal expenses, including on defense attorneys.
The Illinois House and Secondary Education Committee this week heard ideas on how to address staffing shortages at Illinois schools.
Tuesday is National Plan for Vacation Day 2022. It’s a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year and inspire them to use those days to travel the USA. The head of the local tourism bureau reminds there are plenty of ways to vacation ri…
Governor JB Pritzker is announcing a new round of Back-to-Business grants for small businesses in Illinois. $111-million dollars in grants is going to businesses across the state, including several here in the Riverbend.
Godfrey residents may someday be able to enjoy a splash pad without leaving the village. The village board has green-lighted a plan for the purchase and installation of the water attraction at Glazebrook Park.
A Glen Carbon man, his brother, and cousin have been charged in federal court with crimes related to the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capital. 45-year-old Jeremiah Carollo is charged with entering a restricted building; disorderly conduct in a restricted building; disorderly cond…
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments will reopen for in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – on Monday, Jan. 24. Driver Services facilities operating on a Tuesday – Saturday schedule will reopen on Tuesday, Jan.…
A bill filed by state Rep. Charles Meier aims to combat voter fraud by allowing a county clerk the ability to cancel a voter registration if they do not think the person is a qualified voter.
Even while living in areas dense with farms, ebbing rural populations are seeing fewer options for fresh groceries.
While other states have revealed how much fraud there’s been in their unemployment system since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois officials have yet to reveal such information to taxpayers. But some available data indicates its at least $430 million.
Illinois Senate Republicans are pushing for a package of amendments to the state constitution they say will give voters more control over state government.
With single-digit low temperatures this week, the typical warmer La Nina winter may seem far away, but a member of the National Weather Service says this may just be a small deviation from the expected. This winter has seen a relatively average La Nina weather pattern, but it appears we are …
With Illinois public health officials cautiously optimistic the latest wave of COVID-19 is subsiding, some continue their push for a thorough review of the past 23 months.
The process of getting the Grafton Ferry to launch a year-round schedule in the future seems to be moving forward. The Grafton Ferry shortens the trip from Grafton to the St. Louis and St. Charles area by 20 – 30 minutes. Traditionally, the ferry only operates on a weekend schedule.
There is a new water slide going in at Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton. The Mississippi Monster Slide will feature three hidden chambers to speed down, splashing and spraying through the enclosed tubes before a final splash. That’s one of a number of improvements planned for the 2022 season.
A recent study by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that airports in the state contribute nearly $100 billion to the economy.
A bill filed last year that would create grants for microstamping law enforcement firearms has been scheduled for a second reading in the Illinois House.
2021 crop production numbers are in with Illinois posting some record breaking yields. Illinois was the number two corn producing state last year, just behind Iowa, according to crop statistician Mark Schleusener.
The man shot by police at a Wood River gas station Tuesday morning has been identified. The Illinois State police says 31-year-old Tyler M. Marler of East St. Louis was shot as officers from Wood River and East Alton arrived on the scene just after 2am and confronted him while sitting outsid…
The Godfrey Village Board has voted to increase the pay of the village's Animal Control Officer. Susie Stephan currently makes $69,000 per year but has to cover all of her own expenses. Godfrey Trustees originally considered a 3% raise at this month's Finance Committee meeting, but there was…
A bill giving vaccinated school staff paid administrative leave, rather than sick time, for COVID-19 passed with veto-proof majorities but is expected to be vetoed by Gov, J.B. Pritzker.