03/08/14 11:45 PM
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says people used to be strongly biased against women running for office. At the Illinois Valley Democratic Women Leadership Dinner Saturday night, she said things are changing.
03/08/14 11:43 PM
The winner of the first Illinois Valley Democratic Women Mary Ann McCormick Leadership Award is Sophie “Pat” Lewis of Spring Valley.
03/08/14 04:51 AM
St. Rep. Tom Demmer is trying again with a financial transparency bill for local governments. The Dixon Republican’s bill passed the Illinois House unanimously last year, but it stalled in the Senate.
03/07/14 12:30 PM
Governor Quinn is giving LaSalle and Putnam Counties more than $3.8 million for road projects. The money is part of the governor’s Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program. Over $1.2 million of that money will be used on three bridges along Illinois Route 170 south of U.S. Route 6 in LaSalle County.
03/07/14 12:09 PM
Finance Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says this will be for the service enabled after all the roadside digging that’s been going on in the downtown area and on the west side.
03/06/14 04:06 PM
Dave Kuzy is the new President of Carus Group Inc., an almost 100-year-old chemical company in Peru.
03/06/14 02:42 PM
Drs. Jamil and Idries Abdur-Rahman are suing OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital for alleged discrimination. The pregnancy doctors claim they weren’t hired as regular employees because they’re African-American and Muslim.
03/06/14 09:15 AM
A baseball field in Ottawa will soon be named after Police Chief turned City Commissioner Ed Whitney who died in December.