Category Archives: State News

Illinois nurses challenge COVID-19 vaccine mandate in lawsuit

KANKAKEE, IL — Six nurses employed by Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee have filed a lawsuit against the hospital over their right to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the state’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act. The Liberty Justice Center, a national nonprofit law firm, is representing the nurses. The nurses have religious beliefs they say…read more

Another group challenges Illinois’ legislative maps

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Another group is protesting the Democratic-drawn legislative maps in Illinois. The Illinois African Americans for Equitable Redistricting (IAAFER) has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice to ensure that the maps optimize opportunities for minority voters to elect candidates of their choice. IAAFER also shared concerns regarding prison gerrymandering and how…read more

Emergency need for blood & platelets

Emergency need for blood & platelets

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The American Red Cross is putting out an emergency call for blood and platelet donors, as the recent surge in COVID-19 has apparently played a part in limiting the donations received in recent weeks. Agency organizers are asking you to find a blood drive near you and roll up your sleeve. Joe…read more

Still be alert for motorcycles

Still be alert for motorcycles

With the continued mild weather, there are more motorcycles on the roadways that we might be used to seeing this time of year. A trooper with the Illinois State Police says motorcycles and vehicles must share the road, so it is important for everyone on the highways to pay attention to their surroundings and be…read more

Archery deer season opens today

Archery deer season opens today

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The archery deer season opens Friday in Illinois. IDNR’s Tim Schweizer says the two weekend firearm deer hunting seasons in Illinois are Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5.read more

More expect attempt to change Health Care Right of Conscience Act

More expect attempt to change Health Care Right of Conscience Act

SPRINGFIELD, IL — It’s unclear what, if anything, state lawmakers or Gov. J.B. Pritzker plan to do about the conflict between the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and a 1998 state law, The Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Pritzker mandated vaccines or regular testing for health care workers, educators and college students. If not, they’re…read more

Audit: ISP not following law in processing ID for legal gun buyers

Audit: ISP not following law in processing ID for legal gun buyers

ILLINOIS (IRN) — An Auditor General review of the Illinois State Police’s handling of Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and Concealed Carry License applications shows ISP is not following the law. The audit was for 2018 and 2019. Even before the pandemic, there were delays in applications being processed in the timeframe allowed by law. Delays…read more

Concert Calendar

Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, October 16, 2021 at River City Casino & Hotel If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert and refunds will be made available through Ticketmaster if needed ON SALE • $79.50, 59.50, $49,50. 39.50, 29.50 TIME •…

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

RESCHEDULED: Shooting Star at River City Casino & Hotel has been RESCHEDULED until October 22, 2021. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled date ON SALE • $19.50 – $45.00 TIME • Show 8 pm

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa at Stifel Theatre on Saturday, October 30th ON SALE • NOW Click HERE to purchase tickets

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