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Financial pressures have IHSA executive director concerned

Financial pressures have IHSA executive director concerned

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Difficult financial times are facing the IHSA due to revenue shortfalls from most high school sports coming to a stop since last March. IHSA executive director Craig Anderson is worried. The IHSA board will be meeting Dec. 2 and Dec. 14 to discuss the status of winter sports, which have been put…read more

Treasurer Frerichs’ Money Match Program to Return $1.2 Million to 13,000 Illinois Taxpayers

Treasurer Frerichs’ Money Match Program to Return $1.2 Million to 13,000 Illinois Taxpayers

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The ‘Money Match’ program, which automatically returns lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, is expected to return $1.2 million in unclaimed money to nearly 13,000 residents in the coming weeks, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. 12,800 ‘Money Match’ notification letters will…read more

IFB president likes the spark in the market

IFB president likes the spark in the market

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Illinois Farm Bureau president Richard Guebert happy to see some life in the market. He says it’s been a good stretch. Soybean futures climbed double digits Monday at the Chicago Board of Trade and are approaching $12.read more

Longtime political observer says Madigan’s political power is waning

Longtime political observer says Madigan’s political power is waning

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he has significant support from members of the House Democratic caucus, but a longtime political observer said the speaker’s power could be waning.   “The decision on the next speaker of the Illinois House will be made at a caucus, after a full discussion of the…read more

AMEREN ILLINOIS SUSPENDING DISCONNECTIONS FOR WINTER MONTHS

AMEREN ILLINOIS SUSPENDING DISCONNECTIONS FOR WINTER MONTHS

COLLINSVILLE, IL — With colder temperatures forecast the next several weeks in its service area and the recent increase in Coronavirus cases, Ameren Illinois announced this week that it is suspending service disconnections for residential customers effective immediately. The company is urging customers who are experiencing financial challenges due to COVID 19 to take steps…read more

Madigan denies any wrongdoing as Republicans say prosecutors have proof

Madigan denies any wrongdoing as Republicans say prosecutors have proof

ILLINOIS (IRN) — House Speaker Michael Madigan denies knowing anything about a bribery scheme federal prosecutors indicted four individuals in late Wednesday. Republicans want him to testify in front of a House committee.   Utility ComEd has admitted it paid $1.3 million to Madigan associates over nine years in an effort to influence the speaker.…read more

Sangamon County judge rules Gov. administration has power to issue executive orders that mandate public health measures at schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Sangamon County judge rules Gov. administration has power to issue executive orders that mandate public health measures at schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic

SPRINGFIELD, IL — A Sangamon County judge on Monday ruled Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration has power under state law and the state constitution to issue executive orders that mandate public health measures at schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision, issued by Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow relates to two lawsuits. In one of the…read more

Concert Calendar

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED – March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm @ River City Casino & Hotel ON SALE •  PRICES • $77.50, $57.50, $52, 50, $47.50, $42.50, $29.50 TIME • Show 8:00 pm If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert. Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must…

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