Southern Illinois has been dealing with the closing of the Rend Lake Resort and the Tourism Information Center for a long time, but Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) wants the area to know it hasn't been forgotten.
June 10 became "Farm City Days" this year throughout Illinois thanks to Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), who got the Illinois House to pass a resolution celebrating Benton's first Farm City Days in 21 years, according to a press release.
Using its Smart Work Zones system, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is offering Southern Illinois commuters up-to-the-minute traffic updates for areas affected by the Interstate 57 work near Marion, according to a press release.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.