Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.
Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.
Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:52 am
Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.
The audit found that both the fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses.
But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing 200-thousand dollars $200,000 less toward the purse.
Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 6:32 am
An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken her side.
But it limited its decision to non-traditional public employees-- like home care workers, who are paid by the state but hired and fired by the people they care for.
A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.