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Eastern Illinois University has boosted its marketing campaigns, social media outreach and events for admitted students in an attempt to reverse a recent trend of declining enrollment.
"Mike's experience within the Southern Illinois region has been exceptional. He has proven himself to be a valuable asset to Midland.
Illinois Democrats are pushing an ambitious minimum wage hike despite opposition from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. A House proposal would lift the state's rate from $8.25 to $15 over five years.
The city held its 25th Annual Earth Awareness Fair at the Old State Capitol, it is also the longest running Earth Day celebration in Illinois. With 50 exhibitors covering topics like alternative energy, gardening, and waste and recycling, organizers ...
ROCKFORD, Illinois - This city 90 miles from Chicago runs its own health plan for its hundreds of police, firefighters, and other city workers.
News that 400 public housing residents in Cairo, Illinois, are being forced to leave their homes continues to rock this low-income southern Illinois community. On Wednesday, a meeting of the Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) turned into a ...
Joliet, IL - The city plans to cut down trees Saturday and Sunday as part of its struggle with the emerald ash borer.
Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes, center, watches as Tammy O'Daniell-Howell shakes the hand of Bryan Reikena after O'Daniell-Howell won the coin toss to win the election for Colp Village, Ill., April, 20, 2017 in Marion, Ill. The election resulted ...
A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie. Tammy O'Daniell-Howell is the new village president of Colp, home to about 250 residents, after the coin toss Thursday. Williamson County ...
Chicago HEIGHTS, IL - The email system for the city of Chicago Heights is back up. The city said it experienced "an issue with the city's IT network" last Thursday and that all technology services, including email, were interrupted for a span of ...
ALTON - When storms ravaged the area near State and Ninth Streets in Alton earlier this season, the power was gone, and it looked pretty dark, however,
BLOOMINGTON - Faculty members at Illinois Wesleyan University have expressed "strong disapproval" of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis declining to meet openly on ...
NAPERVILLE, IL - Naperville is the second-best city to live in nationwide, according to neighborhood ranking site Niche.com. The city was one of 228 ranked ...
There was a time in his life when Steve Hagerty was best known for being the only boy to play for the all-girl field hockey team at Attleboro high school.
The Gazette | Iowa City - An Illinois man was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 Saturday evening.According to the Iowa State Patrol, around 5:49 p.m.
The donation confirmed Saturday by a campaign spokeswoman comes over a week after the Democrat officially launched his campaign to unseat Republican Gov.
About 15 percent of the city's population is directly affected. Housing and Urban Development is providing transportable vouchers to all heads of household being relocated from the Elmwood and McBride complexes, and also will provide moving expenses ...
Chris Stone, Chief Executive Officer of Health Central Illinois Alternatives, which operates Illinois-regulated dispensaries for medical marijuana in Collinsville and Springfield, said generally doesn't approve of out-of-town doctors certifying local ...
Miami Township resident Abigail Martin holds her son Aston, 22-months, whose medication to treat potentially deadly seizures was $180,000 for an eight-week treatment.
Indeed, tourism is an unused opportunity for Illinois all along the Mississippi River. Imagine if the state made capital investments in our river towns by funding and promoting local arts, theater, and hotels and restaurants. Add in a statewide tourism ...
Chicago (AP) - The city of Chicago is expanding a youth technology program to more library locations. Officials including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon announced earlier this month that the YOUmedia ...
In Illinois, Democrats picked up seats that they have never been able to win before in recent local elections, including the first African-American mayor for the ...
The fact that backlash against the Republican Party is deep enough to filter down to such small offices, and broad enough to flip conservative small towns, should have the GOP sweating. The Democratic victories in Illinois prove that the shockingly ...
Chicago (AP) - The city of Chicago is expanding a youth technology program to more library locations. Officials ... City officials say the privately-raised money is coming from corporate donors. Currently ... The city will now add five more locations ...
OAK FOREST, IL - A nationwide Patch facebook question about which roads in towns should have more stop signs and lowered speed limits, no state provided more feedback than Illinois. And in Illinois, no city provided more feedback than Oak Forest.
By the post-World War II era of suburbanization, Chicago was boxed in by established villages that marketed themselves as escapes from filthy, crowded city living. ... As a result, seven of the nation's 10 largest cities are in the sun Belt ...
From the Village of Buffalo Grove: Dane Bragg, Village manager of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Bragg is one of more than 1,400 local ...
Or perhaps make a beeline there. In March, the website WBN 12 News had the hearts of at least a few twitter and facebook users in and around Rockford racing with a heartwarming story about "Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel's heavy praise of the town's ...
Allison Madison made history twice over on April 4 when she was elected as the first black and the first female mayor of Mound City, Illinois. The mayor-elect was ... Another Illinois town also elected its first black mayor last week. Richard Irvin ...
The City of Springfield is seeking individuals to participate in the police Patrol Officer examination process, which will begin June 16, 2017.
The City of Springfield is seeking individuals to participate in the police Patrol Officer examination process, which will begin June 16, 2017.
The good news is Democrats and Republicans in Illinois support the changes we need to make. It's all about the people coming together and letting their representatives know it's time to stand up and do the right thing.
Mattoon Mayor Tim Gover said he has used the City of New Orleans to travel to morning meetings of the Illinois Municipal League in Chicago and to visit family in New Orleans.
According to recent Census Bureau estimates, Illinois (12.8 million residents) has lost population annually for the past three years, 38,000 in 2016, more than any state in the nation.
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois judge on Wednesday granted a certificate of innocence to a Washington state man who was wrongfully convicted in 2012 of the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl, clearing the way for him to sue Illinois.
Michigan capital rescinds calling itself 'sanctuary city' - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois ... (AP) - Michigan's capital on Wednesday reversed a decision to call itself a "sanctuary city" that protects immigrants, bowing to pressure from a business ...
ELGIN, IL - All U-46 parents are invited to a Fix the Formula Illinois' Town Hall event scheduled for this Monday.
... Illinois Town. LANARK, Ill. (AP) - The northwestern Illinois community of Lanark has yet to confirm the winner of the mayor's race with just two votes separating the contenders.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has relocated 185 residents in Cairo, Illinois.
PEORIA - The City of Peoria is asking you to stay away from parts of the Illinois River Tuesday afternoon due to a sewage overflow problem.
As the federal minimum wage has declined in real dollars, states and Municipalities have acted on their own to raise worker pay.
A Cook County judge was shot dead and a woman wounded outside the judge's Chicago home on Monday morning, police said. Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was shot multiple times shortly before 5 a.m.
The city of Rockford, Illinois, is suing Mallinckrodt over the price of the company's top-selling drug. Rockford claims that Mallinckrodt is charging an exorbitant price for Acthar, which is list at about $35,000 a vial, Business Insider reports.
In January of 2001, Colleen Connell became the first woman attorney to lead the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.
Tuesday's municipal election made history in Mound City, Illinois - the small community elected its first African-American and first female mayor.
CLINTON - firefighters from about 15 Central Illinois departments took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train on a dozen vacant buildings ...
Voters aren't likely to make that distinction, said Sarah Brune, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.
The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has issued a determination stating that the Wheeling City Council violated the Open Meetings Act on November 21, 2016 when it failed to follow its own written policy on public comment, which ...
Tuesday's municipal election made history in Mound City, Illinois - the small community elected its first African-American and first female mayor.


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