Southern Illinois had its Independence Day celebration at least partly ruined by news out of Springfield that legislators had approved another tax hike to support a new budget, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) suggested on his website recently.
Following the fiscal year’s end June 30, state Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) remained cautiously optimistic on the chances for a 2018 fiscal year budget solution, he told constituents via his website.
When a tiny Illinois high school raised more cash to battle cancer than any other statewide, State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) saw fit to drop by, commend the students, and sponsor legislation honoring their efforts.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
In the Massac County community of Metropolis, popularly known as “Superman’s hometown,” mayoral candidates’ responses to a recent survey explored whether it may take heroic efforts to overcome the city’s challenges and implement needed improvements.
When Beth Sandusky first imagined running her own women’s boutique in her hometown of McLeansboro four years ago, Southeastern Illinois College’s Workforce & Small Business Development Center in Harrisburg served as her springboard.
From styled locks and lacquered nails to welding and electric technology, high school juniors and seniors recently explored career options with hands-on learning at Southeastern Illinois College’s Applied Technology Spotlight Day.
Observing a virtual hole in the budget, Illinois Republicans recently said it’s time to call in a favor to state Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), who this year promised to oppose Chicago’s public school bailout.
Favoring the Edgar County Watchdogs, an Illinois Appellate Court recently reversed a Circuit Court’s judgment on a park district’s appeal for dismissal, finding the case challenging the district's actions concerning a closed meeting valid.
Republican Dale Fowler soundly defeated state Sen. Gary Forby
(D-Benton) in District 59 — unseating an incumbent who served for over
12 years — with an agenda that focused on term limits, education and jobs.
If spending close to a million dollars is the best way to win an election in Southern Illinois, voters will soon validate that strategy, as downstate Democratic contenders outspend their Republican counterparts by vast margins.
Real ropes reaching across the stage will represent “Charlotte’s Web” at 7 p.m. Saturday when Southeastern Illinois College's (SIC) talented troupe presents the famed musical at the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center in Harrisburg.
Experienced civic employee Brittany Ladd recently agreed to become assistant director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner and replacing Andria Winters, who accepted a position with Intersect Illinois.
With an ever-increasing population of older adults in the Prairie State — mirroring a national trend — the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) encourages residents to stay well and to be responsible for their health.