Illinois Democrats are mobilizing to reintroduce an income tax hike after voters soundly defeated a constitutional amendment to raise income taxes last November.
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths.
State Reps. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) and Amy Elik (R-Alton) will host an online town hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Registration is required for the free event.
Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” It’s a mantra not lost on Lewis and Clark Community College alumna and The Macoupin County Art Collective (The MAC) Executive Director Brandace Cloud.
The office of Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison on Monday charged Dalton Obermark, 20, of Carlinville,with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and 1 count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people have stepped up to address the emotional needs of families reeling from the coronavirus and 2020’s record-breaking disasters.
Beth Rull saw some positives in COVID-19, which is quite remarkable considering that the past year has been the most challenging health year of her life — and very little of it had to do with the pandemic.
Ameren Illinois will soon begin the second phase of a two-year project that will enhance energy service reliability, flexibility and load capacity of the company's local electric grid for customers in Jersey and Macoupin counties.
Illinois State Police District 18 Commander Mark Gillock announced state troopers will conduct special patrols in Greene and Macoupin counties in March.
Building on efforts by the administration to respond to recent extreme weather conditions across Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker called on the Illinois Finance Authority to develop a $15 million low-interest loan program to help small municipalities that have been financially affected by record…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that beginning next month, approximately 1 million Illinois Illinois children will receive additional federally funded food benefits, valued at up to $110 million per month.
The Illinois Department on Aging is accepting nominations for the 2021 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults, 65 and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois.
The pandemic and cold weather have motivated many to pursue new indoor hobbies. Perhaps none are more interesting or in contrast to one’s regular day job than the passion Ralph Bowles has discovered for baking.
The Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates announced the official kickoff this week of its 2021 Recruitment Initiative in an effort to attract 100-plus volunteers in the Central and Southern regions between now and June 30. The regions include Jersey and Madison counties.
The Illinois portion of the Great River Road, which includes the local Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration.
Building on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed landmark legislation that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system. This legislation ends a pretrial detention system that benefits the wealthy, expands training and wellness progra…
State Rep. Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) is fulfilling a promise made to law-abiding gun owners by sponsoring House Bill 1892 (HB 1892) to repeal the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act and House Bill 1886 (HB 1886) to reduce concealed carry licensing fees.