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Illinois local and state governments spent nearly $5.8 million on repairing flood damages from late April and early May. Across the state, 183 homes were damaged, said Patti Thompson, communications manager at the Illinois Emergency Management ...
Chicago was the only city among the nation's 20 largest to lose population in 2016 - and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S.
"The special assessment tax essentially paid for the infrastructure," said Rochman, a local businessman, tax buyer, and former member of Illinois Star Centre LLC. "That includes all the roads, all the lighting, the parking, all the prep for the ...
Preservationists fear that small towns along Route 66's 2,500-mile path will miss out on much-needed investment if the funding program is not extended or if the route does not get the historic trail designation, said Frank Butterfield, director of the ...
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Displaced Marawi city residents rest on tarpaulin and corrugated boxes at an evacuation center in Saguiaran township, near the besieged city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur province Sunday, May 28, 2017 in southern Philippines. Tens.
The vast majority of towns and cities in southern Illinois shrank. Author and geographer Joel Kotkin says the cities across the nation with the most jobs are seeing the most growth. "The growth cities are almost all in the inter-Mountain West and the ...
The majority of major cities in Illinois are shrinking as the Land of Lincoln depopulates due to massive out-migration to other states.
Elmhurst, IL - Elmhurst has been named the fourth best city in the country for K-12 teachers, according to a recent study from GoodCall.
With a May 31th deadline to pass a new budget looming, numerous plans have sought to solve Illinois' crushing dilemma.
QUAD CITIES, (KWQC) - unemployment rates are lower in all but one of the metro areas in Illinois, including the Quad Cities. According to the Illinois Department of employment Security, the jobless rate for the Quad City metro, which includes Henry ...
Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield are among Illinois cities that lost residents between 2010 and 2016, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S.
For political and ideological reasons, Illinois Democrats are supported by labor, and support it in turn, so pension reform is not popular among the Democratic base.
PEORIA - The City of Peoria issued a warning Tuesday morning, urging you to avoid full-body contact with the Illinois River. It's due to a Combined Sewer Overflow event that happened Monday. According to the warning, you could get sick if you swallow ...
CHILLICOTHE, Ill. -- Mediacom Communications today announced the company has begun launching 1 Gig Internet speeds within its expansive Illinois service territory. As a result, residents and small businesses in over 275 small cities and towns passed by ...
Its stated aim is to assure immigrants they're welcome in the nation's third largest city. ... The Trump administration has threatened to cut funding to cities, like Chicago, that have declared themselves sanctuaries for immigrants fearful of ...
MATHERVILLE, Illinois-- For one small town on the outskirts of the Quad Cities it's not everyday a celebrity comes to visit.
EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- An Illinois city is donating items to Habitat from Humanity that were salvaged from seven households that were condemned following landslides four years ago.
Three Illinois gubernatorial candidates have called on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump in a series of statements released over the past week.
So far, village staff in Lincolnshire have not spent any local money and few man-hours on the ongoing legal challenge to the village's controversial right-to-work ordinance. The work to conserve village resources amounts to a promise kept, according to ...
The Legislature in Barack Obama's home state has decided to honor the 44th president's birthday. A plan to mark Obama's August 4 birthday as an honorary holiday gained approval 87-0 in the Illinois House Friday. The state Senate endorsed the measure in ...
Illinois' fiscal house is certainly in disorder. According to the state comptroller's office, there are $14.3 billion in unpaid bills sitting inside the capital building in Springfield.
Chicago (AP) - Illinois officials say the April unemployment rate dipped 0.2 percentage points to 4.7 percent. The Illinois Department of employment Security announced Thursday that nonfarm payrolls decreased by 7,200 jobs over the month. That's based ...
When Rickie Thomas was sworn in as mayor May 1, one of the first moves he made was to appoint his sister to his old job as village clerk. Thomas, 49 ... She has leadership, business and revenue recycling experience with hospitals in Illinois and Missouri.
Murphysboro now holds the designation of Barbecue capital of Illinois, thanks to its many barbecue-centric festivals, its award-winning hometown culinary heroes, and its year-round delicious barbecue joints, including 17th Street Barbecue, Pat's ...
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. - The Opus Group has completed a new corporate headquarters for MC Machinery Systems Inc. in Elk Grove Village, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The 175,000-square-foot property consists of two buildings located off I-90.
The city of Chicago has settled a lawsuit filed by a man wrongly convicted for the 1994 rape and murder of a woman. | May 18, 2017, at 8:49 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. City of Chicago Settles Lawsuit With Exonerated Man ...
CHAMPAIGN,Ill - Ryan Gruenenfelder, AARP Illinois' Advocacy and Outreach manager, joins the Morning Show to discuss their upcoming town hall meeting to discuss the Illinois budget crisis. With nearly $10 billion in deficit and $14 billion in unpaid ...
A 72-year-old man from Granite City died Wednesday morning in a crash on westbound Interstate 64, according to Illinois state police. Danny Hillis died in the crash that occurred near Silver Creek shortly after 8 a.m.. Hillis was driving a 2011 Ford ...
May 14, 2017. Belleville News-Democrat. Jobless giving up, so are rest of Illinois residents. unemployment is an important measure of an economy's health, but it is only part of the picture.
The Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. May 22 (BL); and at 6:30 p.m. May 22, at Kool Beanz Cafe, 1316 Niedringhaus Ave., in Granite City, each to discuss the current book club selection, "Kindred" by Octavia Butler. Pick up a copy of the book at either ...
That plan comes after Zientara said the city has spent most of the past year and a half acting "as a bank" for its public transit operations, with the city treasury floating the operations along with pooled money to pay for public transit's day-to-day ...
Nays: 0. Commissioner Miller Made A Motion To Approve The Minutes Of The April 10, 2017 Regular Benton City Council Meeting.
"My entire focus is making the best use of the time, in the remaining two weeks, that Springfield fulfills their obligation to the children of the state of Illinois and, therefore, the children of the city of Chicago, that the children of Chicago are ...
law enforcement agencies and health centers in central Illinois are scrambling to address the opioid epidemic. DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner tells The Pantagraph newspaper (http://bit.
Chicago - The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 a.m. CT Tuesday for several counties in north central and northeast Illinois, as well as counties in southern Wisconsin. The watch does not include the immediate ...
Chicago (AP) - New Illinois tourism figures show about 110 million tourists from around the country visited the state last year, a more than 1 million increase compared to 2015.
EVANSTON, IL - Evanston City manager Wally Bobkiewicz pulled out of consideration to become the next city manager of Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, the same day the Tacoma City Council declined to hire any of three finalists for the position.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Springfield city officials are having another go at seeking developers for a vacant lot just north of the Illinois Executive Mansion. The city bought the block three years ago for $1.5 million. It still had the vacant YWCA ...
In addition to Elk Grove Village, Rosemont, Oak Forest, Mount Prospect, River Forest and Barrington have used their "home rule" powers, which allows towns to opt out of county and some state laws, to formally opt out of the wage increase. Under the ...
In an attempt to stop the perceived proliferation of video gambling machine parlors, officials in the Illinois village of Island Lake have reportedly passed a one-year moratorium on the issuing of any new operating licenses.
DOLTON, Ill. - Village trustee Duane Muhammad is furious not only because an early morning nightclub shooting left five people wounded, but also because elected officials have no clear answers on the club's legal status.
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) - Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate who took two nurses hostage at a hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction's officer guarding him, authorities said. A SWAT ...
Chicago - Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, June 15, bringing his vision of a New Deal for Illinois to voters via livestream to watch parties all over the ...
Elmhurst, IL - The City of Elmhurst, in cooperation with The conservation Foundation, is offering rain barrels for purchase at a discounted rate.
PEORIA - Following similar action taken by cities across Illinois, the Peoria City Council passed an ordinance regarding the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Tuesday.
It gives Illinois an opportunity to showcase our own "Faces of Travel" including the amazing artisans and small businesses from around the state who bring our tourism experiences to life via their craft.
An Illinois sheriff blasted Wisconsin officials Monday for not picking up a runaway Dane County foster child arrested in Chicago.
I want them to know that the city welcomes them," said Jensen, noting that other Illinois cities have recently passed resolutions in support of immigrants.
Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino was packing up his desk at village hall when he felt thirsty and walked over to the 7-Eleven across the street.


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