An Effingham man was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Summit Township.
Walk into Liz Wernsing’s kitchen on an ordinary afternoon, and you’ll likely see her watching a cookie tutorial on her tablet.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,805 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 121 additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus over two days this weekend.
Two local Certified Nursing Assistants have been fighting on the front lines of Illinois’ battle against the COVID-19 pandemic since the end of March.
A resolution passed by the Altamont City Council on Thursday night allowed temporary outdoor seating for bars and restaurants. By Friday morning, patrons were enjoying the sunshine and business owners were enjoying the partial return of customers.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday, the first day Illinois’ economy operated under more relaxed restrictions, his stay-at-home order is replaced by one reflective of “our new, more open reality.”
TEUTOPOLIS – Demolition work has started on the 1929 and 1949 portions of Teutopolis High School, according to the interim Unit 50 superintendent, Deb Philpot.
Springfield – The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois announces that Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has granted permission for public Masses to be celebrated in the diocese beginning as soon as the weekend of June 6-7, with attendance limited to 25% of the capacity of the worship space, while al…
SPRINGFIELD – People in Illinois will be allowed to attend worship services starting this weekend without fear of prosecution as the state enters Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” reopening plan.
Megan Hartke Looman’s salon and boutique was quiet Thursday, with only the sound of passing traffic on Main Street in Dieterich echoing throughout the building.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will advance to the “Recovery” phase of Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan to incrementally reopen the state’s economy on Friday after almost 70 days of residents living under a stay-at-home restriction.
ALTAMONT — The Altamont City Council listened to concerns and questions this week on several issues — including the opening of local businesses and when baseball practice will resume.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday announced 1,111 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 160 additional deaths.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Zoning Board of Appeals this week continued a public hearing on an accessory building size and height variance.
EFFINGHAM — A Sullivan man was arrested and charged over the weekend for entering an Effingham home without permission while possessing a firearm.
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers approved a state operating budget shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, but despite the passage of the document, nothing about the next fiscal year is black and white.
SPRINGFIELD – With the state now just five days away from the potential Phase 3 of reopening under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the percentage of COVID-19 test results that are positive is important.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker today released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are on track to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days, allowing …
TEUTOPOLIS — The Teutopolis Unit 50 school board has approved asbestos and flooring removal for the second phase of the high school renovation project.
The Sounds of Old Glory at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, IL Casket Flags of fallen Veterans posted by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 line the cemetery road.
SPRINGFIELD — A pair of health care bills expanding telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Saturday – with one passing the Senate and the other not being taken up as lawmakers wrapped up their emergency special session.
SPRINGFIELD – The Senate on early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential congressional action that could send more fina…
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect changes to the legislation and the Senate's subsequent passage.
SPRINGFIELD – A broad-ranging bill creating a limited oversight panel of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan among other measures passed the House on Saturday night after its two most controversial provisions were removed.
SPRINGFIELD — A measure allowing bars and restaurants to serve cocktails to go passed both chambers of the General Assembly Saturday, meaning it needs only a signature from Gov. J.B. Pritzker to become law.
SPRINGFIELD – A broad-ranging bill creating a limited oversight panel of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan, temporarily delaying Freedom of Information Act law requirements and allowing the General Assembly to meet remotely during a pandemic stalled in the House on Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD – Measures addressing aggravated battery of retail workers, disability leave for public employees and unionization of employees in the horse racing industry found their way into a COVID-19-response bill this week at the Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD – Testing for COVID-19 in Illinois continues to occur at an accelerated rate, and thus the number of new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease also remain steady.
SPRINGFIELD — A Republican representative gained an ally in his lawsuit challenging Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to issue successive disaster proclamations.
Earlier this year Teutopolis High School senior Emma Ruholl was leading her class as president. THS senior Brady McMahon was preparing to defend his team’s state title, and Dieterich High School senior Leah Brummer was gearing up for a huge plant sale for her FFA chapter.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Friday it will notify 32,483 claimants whose personal information might have been viewed because of a “glitch” in the newly-launched Pandemic Unemployment Assistance portal.
SPRINGFIELD – A major expansion of voting access for the 2020 general election is headed to the desk of Gov. JB Pritzker after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly passed the measure Friday.
SPRINGFIELD — A compromise bill between business and labor which deals with COVID-19 and workers’ compensation passed the House on Friday with broad bipartisan support and will head to the governor.
The Shelby County Health Department announced Friday that another resident of the Shelbyville Manor has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individual is an 83-year-old female and was retested due to a complication with the first test. Four residents and two staff members…
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate took the chamber’s last step in putting language for a graduated income tax constitutional amendment on the November general election ballot and publishing arguments for and against the measure in pamphlet form.
SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers could vote on a budget as early as Friday after working well into the night Thursday at the Capitol and a makeshift House chamber at the Bank of Springfield Center.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House of Representatives advanced a bill Thursday that would greatly expand voting by mail in the November general election, as well as make the day a state holiday this year.
- Sullivan man charged with armed home invasion in Effingham
- Louisville man posts bond in sexual assault case
- Political chalk graffiti found in Teutopolis
- Louisville man charged with sexual assault, bond set
- Area businesses prepare for Phase 3
- Home invasion charge dropped for Montrose man
- Charleston man now also charged with home invasion
- Businesses welcome back patrons
- ISP to conduct special patrols in June
- Heartache and Determination: Local athletes deal with limitations caused by pandemic