Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.
State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the man was on a sedative, the sleep aid Ambien and an antihistamine at the time of the wreck last May on Interstate 64.
Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.
The governor says we must be “super careful” with our water supply, but he doesn’t want to halt fracking, because it might be economically beneficial.
SIU profesor John Jackson says anti-Chicago sentiment has grown in Southern Illinois over the last 10-15 years.
Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel.
Authorities say the child was slammed into a wall and a lamp.
Those victims were from the Chicago area and attending John A. Logan College.
Illinois State Police are investigating the death of an Army soldier found drowned in his submerged car near a boat ramp.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency director Jonathon Monken says the state’s next step is to seek low-interest loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.