Illinois' economy was slow to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and has been slow to recover from it. The state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is submitting a five-year plan to the General Assembly, with suggestions for business growth and more state spending.
The National Weather Service reports six tornadoes touched down in Illinois Monday night. A damage survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado landed near Earlville. The weather service reports peak winds reached 110 mph in northern LaSalle County.
There are a lot of summer camps to choose from, with everything from sports to arts and crafts.
Two dozen young students from Taiwan are learning with their American peers how to get their point across. This week, the students are taking part in activities designed around the study and debate of alternative energy.
Children in military families should have an easier time changing schools when their parents transferring in and out of Illinois.
Last summer, Tom White retired from the U.S. Army and accepted a post teaching military law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. But instead of moving his family near his work in Illinois, White opted to live in Indiana and commute at least an hour each day.
Illinois will have a budget in place when the state's new fiscal year begins Tuesday. The governor signed it into law Monday. He left much of the plan approved by Democratic legislators intact, with a couple of exceptions meant to play well with voters.
Beekeeping is enjoying a nice comeback in many U.S. states, including Illinois. Renewed interest in the hobby is linked to concerns over declining bee populations. Enthusiasts also say curiosity tends to reel people in.
No matter the case, those with experience say that, while beekeeping is rewarding, it’s not an activity you can just buzz into.
A state audit has found that state fairs in both Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses in racing events. But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing $200,000 less toward the purse.
The audit also found that the DuQuoin fair only held three out of the five prescribed days of horse racing.
The Peru city council will learn more tonight about a request to build a medical marijuana cultivation center. AgriCare Nutrition LLC, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is seeking a special use permit to establish the center on Unytite Drive.