IL State News

  • Spring freeze could affect fruit crops

    Updated: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:23 PM

    A recent spring cold snap could cost fruit farmers big bucks when it comes harvest time, and crisp days have local fruit farmers on edge for the first time in decade.

  • Illinois lawmakers propose taxing soda, sugary drinks

    Updated: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:43 PM

    Two pieces of legislation pushing for a "penny per ounce" tax on sugary drinks like sodas were introduced earlier this year and are now moving through the House and Senate.

  • Options available as tax deadline nears

    Updated: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:31 PM

    They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes, but there are options for those who aren’t quite ready to send your statements to Uncle Sam.

  • Illinois senator pushing for tighter regulations on e-cigarettes

    Updated: Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:20 PM

    E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, especially with young people, and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin wants to tighten up FDA regulations on them.

  • Boil water order issued for Lake Egypt Water District customers

    Updated: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:43 PM

    The Lake Egypt Water District has issued a boil water order for customers on certain streets in Marion, Illinois.

  • Second suspect arrested in connection to Southern Illinois murder

    Updated: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:42 PM

    Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced that another person has been arrested believed to be involved in the death of an Anna, Illinois man on Saturday.

  • Steely Dan, Hunter Hayes to appear at Illinois State Fair

    Updated: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:54 PM

    Rock and Rock Hall of Famer Steely Dan will perform at the Illinois State Fair.

  • Carbondale police arrest 3 in connection to shooting

    Updated: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:30 PM

    The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a massive brawl that happened early Friday morning that led to one person being shot.

  • Closer Look: Tough tax votes loom in Illinois

    Updated: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:07 PM

    Illinois lawmakers are grappling with how to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.

  • Man charged with murder of southern Illinois man

    Updated: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:17 PM

    Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds charged Jessie Bell, of Anna, with first degree murder in connection with the death of another Anna man.

  • Days of regular air shows at Scott likely over

    Updated: Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:18 PM

    Regularly scheduled air shows are unlikely to return to Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois because of deep Pentagon spending cuts.

  • Simon: Illinois farmers markets should accept LINK

    Updated: Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:16 PM

    Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging farmers markets to accept debit-style food-stamp cards with wireless technology provided by the state.

  • Bill would alert travelers about passport checks

    Updated: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:07 PM

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to routinely check passengers for stolen passports.

  • Grad assistants file complaint against SIU

    Updated: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:38 PM

    Is the Affordable Care Act hurting the quality of education your child is receiving? Graduate students at Southern Illinois University say the school is cutting their hours to avoid having to pay for insurance.

  • Better preparing Brookport: free weather radios

    Updated: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:39 PM

    The American Red Cross will be partnering with the Massac Pope County Recovery Committee so that the area will be better prepared to deal with severe weather, including handing out free weather radios.

  • Illinois Senate approves ban on ticket quotas

    Updated: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:49 PM

    Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate.

  • Overnight fight incites Carbondale shooting

    Updated: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:58 AM

    Hundreds of people were crowding the road when a shooter fired off a round, striking another in the abdomen.

  • Generous donor gives 12,000 sandbags to Illinois

    Updated: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:11 PM

    A Southern Illinois-based gaming company donated 12,000 bags of sand to be used whenever and wherever to keep the area safe and dry.

  • Red Cross helping Brookport become severe weather ready

    Updated: Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:15 PM

    Volunteers went door to door in Brookport to make sure people have a plan in case severe weather strikes again.

  • Bill would guard against denial of disaster aid

    Updated: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:05 PM

    Draft legislation would require the state to step in with disaster aid if the federal government denies requests for help.

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