The city of Rockford is welcoming a large-scale development project. The plan won approval from the city council Monday night. The move is viewed by some as a major step in reshaping the city's downtown.
Illinois' Attorney General is warning residents about an increased risk of unauthorized ATM withdrawals by hackers.
According to a news release from Lisa Madigan's office, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) reported the increase in cyber-attacks. FFIEC says hackers have learned how to delete or alter pre-programmed algorithms set up by banks to alert them of unauthorized ATM withdrawals.
Governor Pat Quinn announced $16.5 million in investments for 46 local park projects across Illinois.
The projects are funded through the state's Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development program (OSLAD) and administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Funding recipients are required to contribute at least half of the total project cost.
According to a news release, the OSLAD program began in 1986 and, not including the latest projects, has provided approximately $377.8 million for 1,641 local park projects in Illinois.
Are you Team Crunchy or Team Smooth? That's just one of the current questions at DoSomething.org intended to spark interest in an effort to collect peanut butter for local food banks. According to the website, the campaigns are designed to "Make the World Suck Less." CEO Nancy Lublin says social media makes organizing community events a lot easier and less expensive.
An Illinois professor says state government could improve its financial predicament and lower greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. Don Fullerton is proposing what's known as a "cap and trade" program where a limit is placed on emissions. Going above the level would cost operations like coal fired power plants. But even he admits it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. He spoke with Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford about the idea:
Rockford's youth wheelchair basketball team won its first national title over the weekend. According to a news release from the Rockford Park District, the Junior Chariots won the Junior Varsity Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament Saturday in Kentucky.