Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.
A Chicago man has been convicted of several federal charges for forcing two teenage girls into prostitution.
Police in southwestern Illinois’ Collinsville say they believe a shooting that killed a 23-year-old man likely was accidental.
In two earlier incidents this month, people arriving to buy the television were beaten with a baseball bat.
21-year-old Jarrett Mosby of Collinsville was found dead in the front seat of a car at West 2nd Street and Bissel Avenue in Madison.
“The levy increase would generate $55,000 more in revenue. It was not clear at all to us what that revenue would go towards”
Trustee Chris Guy voted against the same proposal two weeks ago because, in his words, the township doesn’t need the money.
A traffic accident in Hamilton County, Illinois, north of St. Louis, has taken five lives including four people from Collinsville.
Robert Schlechter, 18, of Collinsville had been a firefighter for less than two weeks when a fire broke out in the early morning hours of September 4.
Commodores coach Kevin Stallings passes Roy Skinner with 279th victory