The only fireworks that will be seen in Springfield this weekend will be the actual ones marking the anniversary of our nationâs Declaration of Independence.
WOODSTOCK â Now that one judge is retired and another is planning the same this fall, judges in the 22nd Circuit are playing musical chambers to fill the vacancies.
ISLAND LAKE â The Veterans Park Island beach in Island Lake is closed because of elevated bacterial levels detected Thursday, McHenry County Department of Health officials said.
WASHINGTON â An official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus.
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Students set up large-scale drive set for July 24
CRYSTAL LAKE â Crystal Lake Community School District 47 once again has been recognized for its financial reporting.
WOODSTOCK â Twelve contestants will compete in the Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Woodstock Opera House.
WASHINGTON â After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each otherâs capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes.
SPRINGFIELD â Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved budget.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday heâs âfeeling pretty goodâ about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work better.
WASHINGTON â Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to about 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD â An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
CHICAGO â Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
ATHENS, Greece â The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed â Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.
LAKEWOOD âÂ A special property tax district, often known as an SSA, is proposed to replace an expiring one that raises money to maintain the Turnberry lakes.