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DISTRACTED DRIVING

The Illinois State Police say there is a disturbing trend in crashes, and deadly crashes, in the state.   More drivers are distracted while behind the wheel..    The head of...

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TEACHER MIN WAGE BRIEF

Gov. J.B. Pritzker could soon be asked to sign bills that would set the minimum salary for teachers at $40,000 a year by the 2023 school year, a decision the governor said he'd make by examining t...

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NO PENSION OVERSIGHT

A state audit shows that more than half of Illinois' 656 local police and firefighter pension funds haven't been examined as frequently as state law requires. The Auditor General’s offic...

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Crime Prevention: Staying Safe at Home  #2

Many types of crimes can happen in the home.  Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker says it is important to make yourself and your home a tough target.  This is part two in our series on Crim...

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Monarch Conservation Action Plan

 Monarch butterfly populations have been declining, but efforts by Illinois agriculture are working to reverse that trend. A diverse coalition of sixteen organizations and agencies with ties to a...

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GAS TAX COST

A new report says Illinoisans should expect to see nearly $500 a year extra in gas taxes if both the federal and state governments increase their motor fuel surcharges. Americans for Prosperity said d...

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