PEORIA, IL– Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on Monday to announce $327 million in Help Illinois Families assistance now available through the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community Servi…
Graves County couple Brandon and Jonna Crews donated hundreds of dollars and thousands of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville, Kentucky.
Over the last week, the southern Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic has seen patients from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas.
PULASKI COUNTY, IL — On Friday afternoon, leaders from Shawnee Community College and Southern Illinois University (SIU) met to sign the Saluki Step-Ahead Program Agreement.
"This all could have been avoided," the woman's son said. "This could have been prevented by a few acts of kindness. They were in a state that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask for others ... had this been done, she would be here today."
According to the Illinois Department for Public Health, Region 5 have an ICU capacity of 88 beds, and 100% of those beds were currently in use as of Monday.
The cases — driven by the delta variant combined with resistance among some Americans to getting the vaccine — are concentrated mostly in the South.
Amazon is looking to offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour to fill some transportation and fulfillment roles, with some of the positions receiving up to $22.50 hourly.
On Tuesday, JALC will begin offering fully vaccinated students $200. Students must be enrolled in 3 credit hours this fall to be eligible.
Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed in the next quarter-century in a clean-energy package the state Senate approved.
Illinois will provide three months of childcare assistance to unemployed parents who are seeking to reenter the work force, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday afternoon at Christopher House in Chicago.
On Saturday at approximately 1:00 p.m. officers responded to the area of the 900 block of Sherman Drive in Marion Illinois after a shots fired call.
HERRIN, IL — The Herrin House of Hope is hosting its 10th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday at Community Faith Church and with online platforms, the southern Illinois ministry says.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say multiple victims have been reported shot in East St. Louis, Illinois, and at least three suspects who crashed their getaway vehicle into a passenger train remained on the loose.
A Christian school in northeastern Illinois that declined to enforce a mask mandate has lost state recognition but will seek accreditation in other ways, a newspaper reported.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s senior cannabis adviser, Toi Hutchinson, said a “data entry” error caused the problem during this summer's lotteries to grant 185 new licenses.
More than 50 people, including eight children, were shot in Chicago over the weekend, according to police.
The governor signed an executive order extending the deadline at the request of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Association of School Administrators and the Illinois Principals Association.
Jennings, best known for holding the record for the longest winning streak on "Jeopardy!," will give a talk titled “Importance of Education: Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the role of higher education shaping the next 150 years" at the university.
Pritzker signed sweeping legislation into law in 2019 that established women’s access to the procedure as a “fundamental right” and required insurance coverage for abortion.
Clinics will be set up at the SIU Carbondale Student Center. They'll offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
The 12-state human trafficking operation, led by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Missouri Highway Patrol, is believed to be the first multistate operation of its kind.
ANNA, Ill. (AP) — The state has rejected a southern Illinois school’s request to use nearly $900,000 in federal COVID-19 cash for artificial turf at the football field and a new track surface.
Due to the surge of Covid-19 cases, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking unvaccinated Americans not to travel during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a do-over of maps that majority Democrats approved and Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed earlier this year. Those maps prompted lawsuits from top Illinois Republicans and a Latino civil rights organization.
The sheriff's office says investigators believe the person attended a party near the place where their body was found. The sheriff is asking anyone who attended that party to call investigators.
As COVID-19 cases rise, vaccination rates in Southern Illinois are increasing. But, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties still have the lowest vaccination rates in the state.
During Monday night's Carbondale City Council Meeting, the council voted to reinstate an indoor mask mandate and adopted a new mandate requiring City of Carbondale employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats on Tuesday are expected to approve new legislative boundaries over objections from Republicans and some community groups that the process was unnecessarily rushed and maps drawn behind closed doors to keep Democrats in power.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Two Head Start Early Learning Center classrooms in southern Illinois are temporarily closed because of COVID-19.
JOHNSON COUNTY, IL– On Saturday night, Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation – Zone 7 and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department responded to a shooting on the 6000 block of Dutchman Lake Road in Johnson County.