U.S. Rep. Shimkus Seeking Re-election in 2014Shimkus cruised to victory in 2012 with 69 percent of the vote and in 2010 with 71 percent. His only loss in a congressional election came in 1992 to Dick Durbin.
Juvenile Runaway Sought in Metro-EastFairview Heights police are asking for the public's help in finding Trent Wilson.
Another Illinois Gaming Bill Passes Senate CommitteeSB 1739 would establish a new land-based casino in Chicago plus four others and would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Illinois State Senator Expects 'Rapid Pace' For Gambling BillWhile not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.