Lawmakers unable to reach agreement on state budget

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:02am


Both the House and Senate adjourned yesterday without a budget compromise, but lawmakers appear ready to vote on a temporary solution. Governor Rauner told a group of workers at the Read More

Workshop offers tips for prospective business owners

By Ryne Turke on July 1 at 6:00am


The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College is offering free workshops in July for prospective business owners. The program will allow participants to learn the basics Read More

Update: Local levees continue to rise along Illinois River

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 4:51pm


Levees along the Illinois River in Morgan, Cass and Greene Counties are either approaching the saturation stage or already there. The latest statistics from the National Weather Service estimate the Read More

South Jacksonville considering TIF extension

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 12:20pm


South Jacksonville is looking at extending the village’s Tax Increment Financing, or TIF agreement. The village’s joint review board met on Monday to review the status of ongoing and future Read More

Wet June limits farmers progress

By Ryne Turke on June 30 at 11:43am


It may sound like a broken record, but rain continues to delay the fieldwork of farmers in Illinois. According to the latest USDA crop report, the state averaged just over Read More