West-Central Illinois Soldier Killed in AfghanistanArmy Sgt. Douglas Riney of Fairview reportedly murdered by man wearing Afghan army uniform.
Dead Farmers, Retirees Receiving Millions from GovernmentU.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) says, in introducing a bill, federal retirees have collected $600 million from 2006 to 2010 even though they were deceased, and more than $1 billion has gone through the farm program to farmers who have not been among the living for three years or more.
Illinois Sends Six New Members To CongressThey all have one thing in common: They believe they were sent to Congress by voters who want to see action, even if it requires compromise.