Both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.
Also targeted in today’s voting are Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and majority control of the state Senate.
A record turnout -- estimated as high as 65 percent of registered voters – is expected. Polls opened at 7 a.m., and voting continues until 8 p.m.
The failure of Illinois lawmakers to approve a plan to support state parks means the Department of Natural Resources will continue to struggle financially. The agency is still figuring out what that mean for its parks, trails, beaches and programs.
Attempts to institute an entrance fee to state parks were shoved asside in the Genereal Assembly, and supporters attempted to raise the price of a vehicle license plate by $2 and dedicate those funds for state parks.
Road construction is becoming a familiar scene this time of year. For the month of June, construction is expected to continue around the revamped Machesney Town Center. All businesses will remain open during the road improvements, but it may take longer to get around.
Construction continues this month for the inside lane of Highway 251 around the area formerly known as the Machesney Park Mall. New turn lanes are being added on 251 between Copper Drive and Roosevelt Road.
Meanwhile, pavement will be moving east, framing the intersection of Illinois 173 and Illinois 251.
This summer rock icon Todd Rundgren will be joining The Beatles Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. It has been 13 years since Rundgren’s last stint as guitarist of the ever-changing line up of the All Starrs.
Two interim comptrollers hired by the City of Dixon have discovered that fired Comptroller Rita Crundwell transferred money out of the police and fire pension funds to pay city bills Dixon Mayor Jim Burke told sauk valley.com about $100,000 was transferred out of the pension fund, which is not supposed to be touched, and into the general fund from which bills are paid.
Robert Kopp wants you to know something: Jesus loves you, and he would've ridden a motorcycle back in the day. The Rev. Dr. Kopp's new book, I Just Wanna Ride (FTW), describes how the biker lifestyle leads to a more authentic faith. It's the first installment of WNIJ's Summer Book Series.