The NIU Jazz Ensemble's annual spring concert April 10 is the final concert at NIU for its director, Ron Carter. After 20 years at the helm of the nationally-renowned ensemble, and numerous accolades for his work in the field of jazz and jazz education, Carter is retiring. Surprisingly, Carter says growing up, he had no idea his career would be in jazz.
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to “make a major announcement” in Rockford this afternoon about rail service. He’s scheduled to speak at an intersection along South Main Street, an area often talked about as a site for passenger rail.
The constitutional amendment says no one can be denied the right to register and vote based on "race, color, ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or income."
It's being sponsored by House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Democrat from Chicago.
"Simply put: Adoption of this amendment sends a strong message that in Illinois, we believe that every eligible voter should be treated equally, and shall have the ability to vote for the candidates of their choice." -Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan
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.