The Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear a case regarding the FutureGen clean-coal project in central Illinois.
The high court said it would consider whether state utilities must buy electricity from the Morgan County facility. A 2012 ruling required companies like ComEd to sign 20-year contracts for FutureGen-produced power.
What’s seven feet tall, covered with feathers, and is moving, piece by piece, into the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford? It’s “Pearl,” an extremely rare dinosaur that could fill in some blanks for researchers.
Lawmakers will consider keeping same-day voter registration for Illinois' general election.
A bill sponsored by State Sen. Don Harmon is scheduled to be presented today in a House committee. It would make permanent a measure passed last spring that allowed same-day voting registration and extended early voting.
The original legislation made the changes effective only for the general election.
Harmon says same-day registration was a successful experiment that's worth continuing. Republicans argued the provisions were intended solely to boost Democratic turnout.
Retail shopping in November and December are projected to generate $89 billion, according to advisory firm Forrester Research. That’s a 13 percent growth over last year. But despite the projected boost in sales, today’s online shopping might not bring you the biggest savings. Sucharita Mulpuru is with Forrester:
The 19th annual "Hometown Holiday" variety show returns to the Sullivan Theater in the Nordlof Center in Rockford on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 12th through the 14th. Produced by J. R. Sullivan of the former New American Theater, "Hometown Holiday" features a blend of holiday-inspired storytelling, comedy and seasonal and popular songs peformed by regional actors and musicians. For more information on this Rockford-area tradition, visit our Events calendar.