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Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:06 am

May events begin drive for re-restoration

 On May 22, New Salem will celebrate the 100th anniversary of an event that occurred on the same date in 1919, many long years after Lincoln had lived in the village, from 1831 to 1837.  It...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:07 am

Former U.S. transportation secretary backs state gas tax hike

 A high-profile Republican gave his support to an increase to the state’s gas tax April 29 during a meeting of a special Senate capital committee. Ray LaHood, a Peoria Republican who served fro...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:06 am
 Residents of the northern part of Hoffman Estates, a Cook County suburb northwest of Chicago, were thrilled when they heard a local park would be renovated.It had been 20 years since a playgroun...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:06 am

High school prizewinner on display at April 27 Earth Awareness Fair

 Energetic high school students from Pana adopted a can-do spirit, built a solar-powered car, entered the 2018 Solar Car Challenge road race from Fort Worth, Texas, to Palmdale, California, and c...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:05 am
 The Illinois State Police implemented new initiatives last month to handle the state’s DNA backlog. But even with new standards in place, officials say it could take up to two years to make a...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:07 am
A bill being considered in the Illinois House that has received bipartisan support would make the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program a permanent option for Illinois patients. The program launched Jan. 3...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:06 am
Polar vortex and all, it’s been a long winter, no? Heck, it snowed less than a week ago, the same day Amazon delivered a bevy of banana-palm starts we ordered, either because we had blind faith or w...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:27 am

$25 million spent now for census could lead to billions in funding later

 Illinois could lose up to two of its congressional seats after the next U.S. Census count if the population decline is as bad as early estimates, but the scope of what the state stands to lose i...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:26 am
 “Forgive me if I seem a bit at sea / but you woke me from a dream of words / I was setting to music I’ll want you / to transcribe for me…” – Opening lines of “The Gate of Horn” by...


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