Category Archives: State News

Ameren Illinois promoting natural gas safety

Ameren Illinois promoting natural gas safety

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Even during the summer, Ameren Illinois promotes natural gas safety. Ameren Illinois’ Eric Kozak says you should also call 811 before you embark on any project that involves digging or excavating. 811 locates underground utilities.read more

New Illinois law allows women to get birth control from pharmacists without doctor visit

New Illinois law allows women to get birth control from pharmacists without doctor visit

A new law will allow Illinoisans to access birth control over the counter. At the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy Thursday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 135 into law which will remove barriers that previously prevented people from accessing hormonal contraception. The bill will also expand Medicaid to cover over-the-counter birth control costs for…read more

Much of Illinois can expect drier weather this week

Much of Illinois can expect drier weather this week

ILLINOIS (RFD) — It looks like a mostly dry weather pattern for much of Illinois this week. David Cousins is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. There will be scattered shower opportunities in portions of northern Illinois this week, but mainly dry in central and southern Illinois with some rain…read more

Pritzker announces plans to run for re-election in 2022

Pritzker announces plans to run for re-election in 2022

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that he plans to seek re-election. In March, the billionaire Chicago Democrat donated more than $35 million to his campaign fund, so Monday’s announcement wasn’t a surprise. Pritzker’s announcement was met with criticism from Republicans seeking to unseat him in 2022. “We’ve been through a lot, and…read more

Illinois ranks 8th in distracted driving

Illinois ranks 8th in distracted driving

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The State of Illinois ranks 8th in a study of the most dangerous states for distracted driving. Leo Waldenback is a researcher for Zutobi, the driver’s safety company that conducted the study… Numbers for the study were culled from state reporting of accidents to the National Highway Transportation Bureau among other sources.read more

Pritzker: Mask issue up to local schools

Pritzker: Mask issue up to local schools

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Illinois is sticking with the CDC when it comes to mask requirements. Democrat Governor JB Pritzker’s administration continues to back the CDC’s ideas on mask wearing and vaccination status. Pritzker says that goes for schools – but as the first day of class draws near local districts are going to be able…read more

New criminal justice laws, including interrogating a minor

New criminal justice laws, including interrogating a minor

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois has become the first state to ban law enforcement officers from lying to juveniles during interrogations. The law was part of a package of criminal justice reform measures put forth by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker Thursday. Senate Bill 2122, which prohibits the use of deceptive…read more

Ethics bill on Pritzker’s desk is one step forward, two steps back, watchdog says

Ethics bill on Pritzker’s desk is one step forward, two steps back, watchdog says

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Legislative Inspector General announced she’s leaving the job at the end of the year because she says lawmakers have failed to bring about substantive changes to allow better policing of legislator conduct. Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope took the job in 2019 after her nomination was approved by the Illinois…read more

Pritzker says Biden open to sending federal help to stem violence in Illinois

Pritzker says Biden open to sending federal help to stem violence in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL — With continued violence in Chicago spilling out into other communities, minority statehouse Republicans are urging the Democratic majority to take a different approach to criminal justice reform. Gov. J.B. Pritzker met with President Joe Biden Wednesday about infrastructure. On Thursday, Pritzker said he also discussed the issue of violence and how state…read more

Concert Calendar

The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

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Blackberry Smoke & The Allman Betts Band

Blackberry Smoke & The Allman Betts Band

Tuesday, August 3rd Blackberry Smoke with special guests The Allman Betts Band – Spirit of the South Tour at Saint Louis Music Park on Tuesday, August 3rd Click here for tickets

Foo Fighters @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

Foo Fighters @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

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