IL State News

  • Report finds Illinois school finances worsening

    Updated: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:56 PM

    An Illinois State Board of Education report shows more school districts' are in poor financial shape.

  • New SIU president has refund clause in contract

    Updated: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:43 PM

    The incoming president at Southern Illinois University will have to pay $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years.

  • IDOC brings Summit of Hope expo to Marion

    Updated: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:37 PM

    The Illinois Department of Corrections hosted a Summit of Hope expo in Marion on Tuesday.

  • Two vehicle crash involving IDOT truck sends two to hospital

    Updated: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:00 PM

    A two vehicle crash involving an Illinois Department of Transportation truck sent two people to local hospitals for treatment on Tuesday.

  • One dead following semi truck crash in Gallatin County

    Updated: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:27 PM

    A fatal crash between two semi trucks happened on US 45 in Gallatin County early Tuesday morning.

  • State superintendent: education cuts 'devastating'

    Updated: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:26 PM

    The head of the Illinois State Board of Education says proposed cuts in education funding could be "devastating" to school districts.

  • Authorities probe man's drowning in Du Quoin lake

    Updated: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:39 PM

    Authorities say a man drowned and a woman was hospitalized after their boat capsized on a lake in the southern Illinois city of Du Quoin.

  • Carbondale unveils design for "Super Splash Park"

    Updated: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:12 PM

    City officials in Carbondale, Illinois unveiled the design for a new "Super Splash Park" at a public meeting on Monday.

  • Three vehicle crash involving semi sends two to hospital

    Updated: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:46 PM

    Two people were taken to the hospital following an afternoon crash on US 45 South. Saline County Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls of a three vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

  • Illinois allows 17-year-olds to vote

    Updated: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:28 PM

    A new generation of voters will hit the polls this year in Illinois.

  • Police arrested suspect in mob action beating, searching for another

    Updated: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:21 PM

    The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a battering incident that happened early Sunday morning.

  • Services set for former Carbondale police chief

    Updated: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:18 AM

    Services are set for the former longtime police chief in the southern Illinois city of Carbondale.

  • Pinckneyville Correctional Center placed on lockdown after inmates scuffle with officers

    Updated: Sun Mar 9, 2014 5:46 PM

    A spokesperson with the Illinois Department of Corrections says three inmates and four officers were involved in a scuffle at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in Perry County Sunday morning.

  • Illinois medical marijuana law poses workplace dilemma

    Updated: Sun Mar 9, 2014 3:02 PM

    Illinoisans hoping to make use of the state's fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies.

  • More volunteers needed to clean up Brookport, Illinois

    Updated: Sat Mar 8, 2014 11:41 PM

    A chance to continue cleaning up. The break in winter weather this weekend is giving tornado survivors in Brookport, Illinois the opportunity to pick up their tools again after last November's EF 3 tornado.

  • 3 lawyers hired to defend Rutherford in lawsuit

    Updated: Sat Mar 8, 2014 2:46 PM

    The state will pay three attorneys up to $200 per hour to represent Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.

  • School districts weigh options after another week of cancelled classes

    Updated: Fri Mar 7, 2014 6:06 PM

    For 14 days so far this school year, the halls of Marshall County High School are empty on what would have been a normal school day.

  • Abrupt speed drop in school zone catches drivers by surprise

    Updated: Thu Mar 6, 2014 9:29 PM

    An abrupt speed drop on one local county road has drivers slamming on their brakes.

  • Lourdes Foundation raises $65K from Mardi Gras

    Updated: Thu Mar 6, 2014 5:29 PM

    The wintry weather didn’t keep people from attending the 12th annual Mardi Gras & All That Jazz! fundraiser held at Harrah’s Metropolis Riverfront Event Center.

  • Illinois universities warn of perils if budget cut

    Updated: Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:10 PM

    Illinois' public universities are warning of serious perils if the state's temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire as scheduled in January.