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Former WIU Student accused of defrauding Amtrak

Former WIU Student accused of defrauding Amtrak

by Scott Hardy

Justice Department says Ryan Minter, 23, used stolen credit card info to buy tickets

MO Counties Considered for Disaster Declaration

by Jim Dewey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding…

Illinois Gathering Flood Damage Reports

Illinois Gathering Flood Damage Reports

by Jim Dewey

Illinois State Senator Jil Tracy is asking all Illinois citizens affected by spring and summer flooding…

Quincy home of former Sate Rep, lobbyist raided by FBI

Quincy home of former Sate Rep, lobbyist raided by FBI

by Scott Hardy

Chicago Tribune reports raid of Mike McClain's home happened in May

Missouri approves 5-year state highway, bridge plan

Missouri approves 5-year state highway, bridge plan

by Scott Hardy

MoDOT plan includes projects in Northeast Missouri

JWCC Trustees Approve Balanced Budget, Tuition Freeze and Strategic Plan for 2020 Fiscal Year

JWCC Trustees Approve Balanced Budget, Tuition Freeze and Strategic Plan for 2020 Fiscal Year

by Jim Dewey

The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $15.54 million dollar balanced budget…

$24 million to expand rural broadband coming to Western IL

$24 million to expand rural broadband coming to Western IL

by Scott Hardy

Money from FCC's Connect America Fund going to Adams, Brown Hancock, Cass, Schuyler and three other counties

Former Good Sam chaplain pleads Not Guilty to sexual assault charges

Former Good Sam chaplain pleads Not Guilty to sexual assault charges

by Scott Hardy

James Riley set to go on trial September 9

Missouri wants Feds to expand Disaster help in NEMO

Missouri wants Feds to expand Disaster help in NEMO

by Scott Hardy

Wants an Individual assessment done in Marion County

Quincy man wants murder re-trial moved from Adams County

Quincy man wants murder re-trial moved from Adams County

by Scott Hardy

Steven Gavin asks for a change of venue; hearing set for August 2

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Accused of easing way for 'corporate polluter' to reopen, Pritzker says he'll call special session if GOP asks

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he’ll call lawmakers back to Springfield if the House’s top Republican wants to change legislation that put stronger standards on the emissions of a cancer-causing chemical.

Businesses oppose measure banning salary history question

Illinois businesses are expressing concerns about a bill on the governor’s desk that prohibits employers from including salary history questions on job applications.

Illinois lawmakers consider bill to make general contractors responsible for other's unpaid wages

Illinois lawmakers are considering sending Gov. J.B. Pritzker legislation that would put general contractors on the hook for any wages a subcontractor failed to pay workers.

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American soldier gets surprise from his parents following emotional homecoming

A U.S. soldier who was reunited with his younger brothers and sister this week after returning home from Afghanistan got a surprise himself from his parents – a newly-restored Jeep.

Border deaths declined in Trump’s first two years in office, data shows

While politicians and Presidential hopefuls from former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to Senator Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke took to Twitter to express their upset and point fingers at the Trump administration, official data indicates that Mexico-U.S. border deaths actually declined in the first two years of the current administration.

Family of Chicago infant cut from mother's womb billed $300G for his - and suspected killer's - care by hospital: report

The family of a Chicago infant who died last month after being cut from his mother’s womb was billed over $300,000 for his - and his suspected killer’s - care in addition to being misidentified by the hospital using the suspect's surname, reports say.

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FBI raids home of Madigan confidant in third search surrounding the speaker

Do federal authorities have their sights set on the longest-serving state legislative leader in American history?

Illinois state lawmakers among highest paid in nation

The Illinois General Assembly passed budget that included a $1,600 pay raise for state lawmakers, who already rank among the nation’s highest paid.

Feds raid former Chicago alderman’s home in search of Madigan records

The raid on retired Chicago Ald. Michael Zalewski is the latest indication federal authorities could be building a case against the nation’s longest-serving speaker.

Illinois gas tax hike comes packed with pork

Illinoisans deserve a pothole-free future. But are they getting a bang for their gas tax buck? Or is Pritzker’s $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” program just another vehicle to deliver special favors? A deep dive into the capital plan points toward the latter, showing at least $1.25 billion in pork-barrel projects.