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Another 39K file jobless claims in Illinois

The state of Illinois saw slight decreases in the number of people filing first-time unemployment claims as well as the number of people receiving continuing benefits during the week that ended July 4. But those gains were more... — Updated 7/10/2020

Group says local governments' hands tied in COVID-19 economic response

Local government officials in Illinois have their hands “tied behind their back” when responding to COVID-19-related economic struggles, three community and business advocacy groups argued Thursday. “Burdensome,... — Updated 7/10/2020

Retired Frankfort carpenter nails perfect shot in Forest Preserve photo contest

A pond teeming with wildlife on a beautiful summer morning proved to be a winning combination for Jon Flodstrom of Frankfort, who won June's portion of the Forest Preserve District... — Updated 7/10/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: AG Raoul tests positive; hospital bed use continues to decline

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well. "After experiencing... — Updated 6/17/2020

New rules for firearms dealers finally approved

SPRINGFIELD - New permanent regulations that govern licensed firearms dealers in Illinois have finally been approved 18 months after Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law. The... — Updated 6/17/2020

Illinois GOP sues for same social gathering exclusion as churches, protests

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Republican Party wants to be excluded from the state's social gathering restrictions, as it alleged in a federal lawsuit that churches and political... — Updated 6/17/2020

Pritzker signs vote-by-mail expansion

SPRINGFIELD – Anyone who cast a ballot in the last three years or who registered to vote or changed addresses after the March primary will be sent an application to vote by mail... — Updated 6/17/2020

Joliet Catholic Academy Plans to Resume On-Campus Classes for the 2020-2021 School Year this Fall

Joliet Catholic Academy announced its commitment to resume on-campus classes for the 2020-2021 school year beginning this fall in August, while keeping the health and safety of all... — Updated 6/13/2020

Larry Walsh dies at age 72

Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh lost his battle with cancer and died June 3 at age 72. Walsh battled complications of prostate cancer for more than five years. He was first treated... — Updated 6/4/2020

Several ask for O'Dekirk's resignation at BLM rally Tuesday

Several protesters called for the resignation of Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk as he attended a Black Lives Matter rally on the corner of Larkin Avenue and Jefferson Street Tuesday. On... — Updated 6/17/2020

IHSA beginning next phase of opening prep sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Friday, July 3, 2020 that its Stage 2 Return To Play Guidelines have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and can be instituted by IHSA schools... — Updated 7/10/2020

HEAR THE BEARD: My ideas for rebranding Crest Hill

Roughly a year ago, the city of Crest Hill did a survey in which it polled its residents on a direction looking for a direction for rebranding the city. I understand I am a little... — Updated 6/18/2020

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