Illinois

A recently released report from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that Illinois lost more people than any other state during the period from July 1, 2015, to July 1 of this year. The information was included in Census Bureau national and state population estimates. Illinois remained as one of the 10...
Illinois registered voters are divided over whether they would like to leave the state or stay, according to the latest poll from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Specifically, the poll found that 47 percent say they would like to move and 51 percent...
Executive Order 2016-10 to create the new Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial to lead the planning for the celebration of the state’s 200th anniversary was signed Sept. 20 by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Illinois became a state in 1818. Union County also...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has launched a new media campaign which is designed to remind the state’s drivers that they are not Invinceable when getting behind the wheel.  The Invinceable campaign humorously plays on cop shows of the 1970s and 1980s to drive home the message...
Earthquakes occur without warning and can have devastating effects, as the world witnessed after a recent deadly earthquake in Italy.  With two seismic zones in the southern part of the state and Illinois residents who travel throughout the world, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, and...
Action was taken by Gov. Bruce Rauner on five bills as part of Veterans Day at the recent 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Two of the bills support the families of Illinois veterans.  HB4389 designates the day after Gold Star Mother’s Day as Gold Star Family Day to be observed throughout...
He has served as an educator, coach, mentor and state lawmaker.   Now, David Luechtefeld will add grand marshal of the Du Quoin State Fair twilight parade to his list of accomplishments.  Luechtefeld announced last year that he would retire from the Illinois Senate at the end of his term.  ...
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has completed used tire removal actions in the area. Tires were removed from seven Southern Illinois counties. Illinois EPA acting director Alec Messina announced the completion of the used tire removal actions. The used tire removal actions are...
A stopgap Illinois budget was approved June 30. The Illinois News Network reported that the budget funds K-12 education for the entire year and road construction projects, some human services and government operations through the November election. Southern Illinois state legislators shared their...
As the clock struck midnight to close out the month of May on Tuesday night, the Illinois General Assembly closed session still without a budget for the state. On the morning of Wednesday, June 1, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was making the rounds through multiple southern Illinois communities....

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