Sen. Rose hosts job creation seminar at ADM


State Senator Chapin Rose says his number one priority is getting more jobs in Macon County and improving the state’s economy, which is why it is so important that the Midwest Inland Port is utilized to its full potential...

Peoria man won't be charged for fake Twitter account


The man accused of setting up a fake Twitter account for Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis won't be charged with a crime after police invaded his home earlier this week...

Misconduct rumors in IDOT hiring may cause more state oversight


A federal judge is being asked to appoint a monitor to keep an eye on political hiring in the Illinois Department of Transportation...

Flider says fairground repairs are 'coming along'


Whether it's the Illinois State Fairgrounds or your own house, deferring maintenance is a gamble...

Redeploy Illinois program paying off big for state savings


The state has kept kids out of prison by keeping them out of prison...

Noland explains anti-Madigan vote


State Rep. Mike Noland explains his decision to vote against Mike Madigan for Democratic Party chairman...

Governor Quinn Proclaims Wrigley Field Day


CHICAGO   Governor Pat Quinn today proclaimed “Wrigley Field Day” to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic Chicago ballpark. The first ballgame was played at Wrigley Field on April 23, 1914, exactly 100 years ago today. “He

Final public hearing held on Brush College Road study


A plan to ease travel on Brush College Road near Faries Parkway and the Norfolk Southern rail yard is one step closer to getting off the ground...

State Fair rounds out grandstand lineup with two new acts


Rapper Pitbull and the Chicago cast of the Million Dollar Quartet have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand entertainment offerings...

Trial for Danville shooting to begin this week


Almost seven years after the shooting deaths of three Danville residents the final defendant in the case is now on trial...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

Closings, Early Dismissals and Cancellations


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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008....
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon....
 
 

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