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Illinois American Water's Lincoln District to flush water mains and fire hydrants in October

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:55:46 GMT

Illinois American Water will conduct water main flushing in Lincoln beginning Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 as part of its annual distribution system maintenance program.




Illinois Senate endorsements

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:27:52 GMT

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board today begins endorsements for the Illinois General Assembly . While the choice of a U.S. president attracts more attention, lawmakers in Springfield arguably influence the lives of Illinois citizens as much as the next White House occupant will.




Kirk ads attacking Duckworth's work at VA omit key facts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:21:55 GMT

In this June 9, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. In his fight to keep his Senate seat, Kirk has repeatedly criticized opponent Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's service as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.




Chicago Tribune backs Libertarian Gary Johnson

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:04:10 GMT

The Chicago Tribune, a Windy City newspaper that historically backs Republican candidates, endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson on Friday, calling him "practical," "agile" and "experienced." "Libertarians Gary Johnson of New Mexico and running mate William Weld of Massachusetts are agile, practical and, unlike the major-party candidates, experienced at managing governments," the paper said.




Candidate Q&As: 52nd Illinois Senate District

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:49:55 GMT

In the fourth in a series of candidate Q&As to run between now and Nov. 8, we spotlight the 52nd Illinois Senate District race, pitting Democratic Sen. Scott Bennett, who was appointed to the position in 2015 against Republican challenger Mike Madigan, a member of the Urbana City Council. Madigan and Bennett will appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, the NAACP and The News-Gazette.




Suspect in University of Illinois shooting turns himself in

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:56:36 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Robbie Patton. Champaign police said Wednesday, Sept.




Suspect in University of Illinois shooting turns himself in

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:56:35 GMT

The suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a party near the University of Illinois campus has turned himself in at the county jail This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Robbie Patton. Champaign police said Wednesday, Sept.




Alton native Pvt. Andrew Angleton enlists in the Illinois Army National Guard

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:13:18 GMT

Pvt. Andrew D. Angleton, of Alton, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Sept. 26 at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.




Illinois pays past-due utility bills for state buildings

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:04:42 GMT

The Springfield utility company that provides electricity to the Illinois capitol and other government buildings says the state is finally current on its past-due bills. Springfield City, Water, Light and Power spokeswoman Amber Sabin says the state has paid nearly $19 million in late and current bills.




Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois Announce Details of Great...

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:47:59 GMT

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois announced details of its Great Futures Gala. The Gala will be Thursday, October 13th at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park.




Signs go up marking central Illinois as a Lincoln gateway

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:25:22 GMT

One central Illinois community is now an official gateway to a collection of counties in the heart of the land of Lincoln. The Pantagraph reports that signs along interstates are now up marking the Bloomington-Normal communities as gateways to the 42-county Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.




Tea Party Candidate Gets Dem Vote Rigging Stopped In Illinois

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:02:04 GMT

Knox county Tea Party leader and Republican congressional candidate in Illinois' 17th district Patrick Harlan and the Liberty Justice Center scored a major victory in Federal court to stop Democrat efforts to rig the vote in Illinois ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. During the 2014 lame duck session Illinois Democrat Party boss and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan ushered throw a new same day voter registration law that required counties with populations of more than 100,000 to let people register to vote at all polling places on election day.




Governor Rauner Encourages Illinoisans to Receive Flu Shot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:29:30 GMT

CHICAGO Governor Bruce Rauner, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. today received their annual flu shots and are urging others to get theirs as well.




Illinois House Revenue Committee Holds Hearing on Vacancy Fraud Act

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:22:07 GMT

While overall there is little activity in the General Assembly, the House Revenue Committee is meeting today for a hearing on an interesting piece of property tax legislation. The hearing is on HB4363 , which would create the Vacancy Fraud Act.




IDPH confirms first human West Nile death in Illinois

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:07:56 GMT

The three patients are all from Cook County. IDPH Director Nirav Shah says West Nile is still a concern.




Trump Visits Illinois Wednesday for Campaign Cash

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:42:24 GMT

Workers are frantically tried to remove anti-Trump graffiti sprayed on the entrance of Chicago's Polish National Alliance just hours ahead of the candidate's expected arrival. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.




Police issue warrant in U of Illinois shooting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:31:31 GMT

Police say an arrest warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued for an 18-year-old man in the deadly shooting at a party of the University of Illinois campus. The early Sunday shooting came during at a fight at an apartment in the campus' main commercial district.