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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wrestler who was killed late Wednesday evening in Champaign County had Will County ties. Francis Edelen, 21, was an All-State wrestler at Oak Forest High School, where he graduated with honors before joining the Illini ...
This week we'll continue with our review of the names of the counties of Illinois, beginning with the three counties that the State Legislature established in 1824: Clay, Clinton, and Wabash counties. Clay County was named after Henry Clay of Kentucky, a notable American leader during this period ... Illinois

In today's episode of "How Illinois undercuts itself," we focus on some loopy action by members of the Cook County Board -- many of whom are forever complaining that their constituents deserve more job options. Keep reading. There are plenty of differences between Texas and Illinois, but the one to ...
Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich said Tuesday afternoon that the figure is more than double the last non-presidential primary election. Statewide tallies for people showing up at the polls on Tuesday were not yet available. Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots said voter turnout ... Chicago
Cronin released a statement thanking the election judges, saying, "I would like to thank the residents of DuPage County who volunteered their time to serve as an election judge or precinct worker. Serving in this capacity requires a significant time commitment on their part, including lengthy training ... Illinois
Deerfield computer consultant Douglas Bennett has won a three-way GOP primary in Illinois to challenge U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, who ran .... Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of marijuana in a nonbinding referendum. The question for Cook ...

CHICAGO, Ill. (KWQC) - Voters in the county that includes Chicago - the second-most-populous county in the U.S. - have overwhelming approved the recreational use of marijuana in a nonbinding referendum. Approximately 68 percent of Cook County voters on Tuesday approved when asked if ...
Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of marijuana in a nonbinding referendum. The question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize "the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Federal and state officials are scheduled to conduct damage assessments in three Illinois counties after flooding damaged or destroyed more than 120 homes last month. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Friday that teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ...
In the six-county Chicago area, Vallas held a narrow lead over former Attorney General Roland Burris, while then-U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich was a more distant third. Blagojevich, however, won 93 of the 96 Downstate counties, where he had campaigned extensively. He ended up winning the nomination ...
JACKSON COUNTY -- SIUC junior Tony Barbato decided to run for Jackson County Board in December. Barbato says the impact of the county's higher than average taxes prompted him to run. "These constituents want they want lower taxes and they want owning property to be more affordable in Jackson ...
ANSWER: The State of Illinois should pay all monies owed to Cook County or Cook County State's Attorney office should follow legal proceedings under Article IX of the State of Illinois Constitution. County board Commissioner should have working relationship with state legislators within their district to ...
Ervin said the company doesn't anticipate filing another rate case with the ICC for six to eight years, barring any unforeseen event. Aqua Illinois serves 53 communities in 13 Illinois counties, including Philo in Champaign County and Danville, Tilton, Indianola, Catlin, Westville, Belgium and some other ...
Wikimedia Commons. Illinois county fair officials say they still don't have nearly $1.5 million promised to them in the current state budget for fair operations. ... The state legislature had initially pledged more than $10 million to help county fair officials maintain fairgrounds and buildings. But Governor Bruce ...
Shall the Village of Flossmoor, Cook County, Illinois, impose a 1% Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal .... If you live in Chicago, you can find your ballot questions here, and if you're in one of the area's suburban counties, you can find your referenda here.
Approximately 318 bobcats were killed in Illinois during the hunting and trapping season that was in effect Nov. 10 through Feb. 15. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that 1,000 permits were issued to hunters and trappers for the season. Permit holders salvaged 40 ...
Some county officials in southwestern Illinois say crime from St. Louis is trickling into the state. March 4, 2018, at 10:51 a.m. ... Madison County Sheriff John Lakin recently said the county is starting to feel the effects of being near "one of the most dangerous cities in the United States." "There are bad people, and I'm trying to ...

GALLATIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -. The flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Old Shawneetown. The Ohio River was at 52.0 feet on Mar. 4 and is predicted to crest at 52.1 feet. The flood stage at Old Shawneetown is 33 feet. Drivers going around barricades or ignoring water over roadway signs are ...
MACOMB — The Illinois State Police on Thursday confirmed to the Voice that its investigation division is reviewing the circumstances surrounding a call to the McDonough County Dispatch Center made in April 2017 involving Sheriff Rick VanBrooker. “At this time we are looking through the allegations at ...
Illinois' two largest bar associations released their recommendations for Cook County circuit court candidates running in the March 20 primary. For candidates running countywide, the Illinois State Bar Association rated the following candidates not recommended: Lori Ann Roper, Corri Diane Fetman and ...
Governor Bruce Rauner issued a disaster declaration for three Illinois counties—Kankakee, Vermillion and Iroquois. State aid, which includes boats, trucks, pumps, hoses and sandbags, is said to be on the way to flood victims in areas that suffered from heavy rains within the past week. Officials said the ...
The preventative drug is more than 90 percent effective for sexual transmission and 70 percent for needle transmission. Paula Clark is the department's director of HIV Services. She says the state's lower 19 counties see about 26 new cases a year. Chicago also is seeing fewer than 1,000 cases a year for ...
Overweight permit fees in surrounding counties range between $20 and $50, and in Joliet, Romeoville, Rockdale and Wheatland Township $75 for a single trip, according to the presentation. Those entities are among 60 in Illinois using the Oxcart online system. Oxcart is free to local governments because ...
Among the healthiest counties: New York County, New York, Pitkin County, Colorado, and Iroquois County, Illinois. Among the least healthy: Menominee County, Wisconsin, Turner County, Georgia, McNairy County, Tennessee, and of course, Musselshell. "This suggests a separate role for culture and ...
Steve Grzanich looked into the expected overall growth from the current Q1 earnings with Sheraz Mian (Research Director at Zacks Investment Research). Joe Marx (Director at the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) then joined Steve to discuss the health report card for counties in Illinois, breaking ... Illinois Counties
(TNS) — Belleville, Ill. — Unlike some metro east communities, St. Clair County does not have its own system to send emergency alerts to smartphones or landlines, a fact that prompted one former county employee to say leaders aren't doing enough to keep residents safe. The county uses a combination ... Illinois Counties
FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed the death of a 21-year-old man in a Single-vehicle crash on Feb. 17 at 3:00 a.m.. According to Leffler, the crash happened west of Sam Pyle Bridge road on Illinois Route 14. The victim ran off the road and hit a tree. Illinois Counties
CHICAGO — On Thursday, WGN aired video of several Cook County Jail inmates applauding as the man accused of killing a Chicago police commander walked by their holding cell. Now, WGN Investigates has learned those inmates have been shipped to the southern tip of Illinois. If you look closely at the ... Illinois Counties
A Cook County circuit judge will likely be forced to resign from the bench following her conviction Thursday in a $1.4 million federal mortgage fraud ... applications for two investment properties she purchased in 2004 and 2005 when she was working as a lawyer for the Illinois Department of Revenue. Illinois Counties
Illinois's 2018 primary election takes place on March 20, and there's a lot at stake on the ballot. The primary ... And voters in Chicago and Cook County also have a couple of important non-partisan ballot questions to answer. ... Residents of other counties can find their election authorities via this directory. Illinois Counties
The 39-year-old public-relations consultant from Washington cited best practices in Illinois counties with similar populations, including Champaign and McLean. Ackerman has called for posting more public information to the county website, more rapid reporting of election results and improved inter-office ... Illinois Counties
ACT scores were up 1.5 percent and 2.8 percent in Illinois and DuPage County respectively from 2005-2015. Although many factors contribute to disparities in test scores across counties or states, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that counties that saw their property taxes and school spending ... Illinois Counties
The Illinois Constitution only requires counties to have elective offices for county board members, sheriffs, clerks and treasurers. Only 25 of the state's 102 counties have more than 60,000 residents, and only 16 of those counties have separate recorder and clerk offices, according to a feasibility study from ... Illinois Counties
DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential. The county said the Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, ... Illinois Counties
Madison County Animal Care and Control statistics show a 36 percent drop in euthanasia from the previous year, while at the same time a nearly 17 percent increase by rescue groups taking dogs and cats out for adoption, according to a press release. “We are seeing the numbers change,” animal care and ... Illinois Counties
Illinois County Joins Statewide Campaign to End HIV and AIDS. A southern Illinois county is providing a once-a-day pill that can help prevent infection for people at risk of HIV. Feb. 13, 2018, at 1:04 p.m. ... Clark said the state's lower 19 counties see about 26 new cases a year. Chicago also is seeing fewer than 1,000 cases ... Illinois Counties
A Cook County commissioner who's pushing to legalize recreational marijuana says he uses pot regularly to treat a medical condition. John Fritchey received his medical ... Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch will speak to the City Club of Chicago. On Wednesday, Rauner will ... Illinois Counties
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -. According to McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden, the suspect in a McCracken County shooting has been taken into custody in Illinois. Around 2 p.m., 42-year-old Shawn K Sutton was arrested on US Highway 45 North and IL Hwy. 169 West in southern Illinois by ... Illinois Counties
1, there's added activity in the normally busy daily arraignment court hearings in Champaign County. Thanks to the Bail Reform Act of 2017, signed ... That has been the practice for several decades in Champaign County but apparently not in some Illinois counties. Even if a person wants time to hire his own ... Illinois Counties
This rapid increase in the tax rate meant the median homeowner in DuPage County was fleeced for an additional $812 on his property tax bill in 2013 compared to 2011, even though the home he had invested in had lost value. It wasn't just DuPage. Counties across Illinois faced higher property tax rates despite a decline ... Illinois Counties
An Illinois sheriff is warning residents about a sophisticated phone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent. ... Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the scam begins with calls made to homes in which an automated voice tells residents that they're the subject of an arrest warrant ... Illinois Counties
Today, Madison County, Ill., just outside St. Louis, covers 740 square miles, in line with the dimension of neighboring counties. But for a while in the early days of Illinois statehood, Madison was larger — much, much larger. When it was founded on Sept. 14, 1812, Madison County covered virtually four-fifths ... Illinois Counties
MURPHYSBORO — Early voting for the March 20 primary election was scheduled to begin Thursday, but some counties aren't offering the option due to a candidate ballot challenge at the state level. On Feb. 2, a Cook County judge ruled that Democratic attorney general candidate Scott Drury should not ... Illinois Counties
Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone Scam In Will County. WILL COUNTY, IL — Several citizens have continued to report phone scams to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Residents have received calls where the person on the phone has claimed to be a deputy or deputy chief from the sheriff's office. The sheriff's ... Illinois Counties
MACOUPIN COUNTY • Investigators are searching by land and air here for a mother of four who has been missing nearly two weeks. ... first responders came to help the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in the search for Denita M. Hedden in and around the village of Royal Lakes in Macoupin County. Illinois Counties
Sky cranes ought to be the state bird of Texas, based on my second extended visit to the Lone Star state in the past three years. I am in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, which at 7.4 million residents rivals metro-Chicago. Texas has grown 13 percent since 2010, top among the 50 states; Illinois registered a ... Illinois Counties
Among the healthiest counties: New York County, New York, Pitkin County, Colorado, and Iroquois County, Illinois. Among the least healthy: Menominee County, Wisconsin, Turner County, Georgia, McNairy County, Tennessee, and of course, Musselshell. "This suggests a separate role for culture and ... Illinois Counties
Investigators are planning a land and air search of a section of Macoupin County on Tuesday for a woman who has been missing more than a week. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis warned that the number of emergency vehicles involved in the search for Denita M. Hedden could mean delays ... Illinois Counties
That story and 199 more paired with photos of museum artifacts — including the green suit — are contained within a new collaborative book, "200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties." The book, published by Lake County Historical Alliance, was produced to celebrate Illinois' ... Illinois Counties
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) - Law enforcement officers in one western Illinois county have launched a program allowing people to come to law enforcement to get help with an opioid problem. The Rock Island Argus reports that Rock Island County's law enforcement launched the Safe Passage program, based ... Illinois Counties


 

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