LLCC-Jacksonville Hosting Scholarship Information Night February 11

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2020 at 1:12pm

Lincoln Land Community College is hosting a special night to help current and prospective students receive financial aid. LLCC Jacksonville is hosting a scholarship information and completion night on Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-5:30PM Enrollment Coordinator Lori Large-Oldenettel says the night is for current and prospective students to get help completing the LLCC Foundation Scholarship […]

Passavant Family Maternity Suites Designated As Baby Friendly

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2020 at 1:08pm

Jacksonville’s Passavant Area Hospital’s Family Maternity Suites was recently designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. Simone Parlier the obstetrics nurse manager says that the hospital has become a part of a global recognition. The designation was created by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in recognizing hospitals that provide the highest level of care pertaining to […]

Sandoval Charged With Bribery & Tax Evasion In Fed Probe

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2020 at 1:01pm

Federal prosecutors have charged ex-Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval with bribery and tax evasion in connection with his support of the red-light camera industry in the state. The charges against Sandoval allege he accepted bribes of $5000 or more for his support of the industry and his opposition to legislation adverse to the red-light camera […]

BEC/CEO Scams Increase

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2020 at 9:49am

Illinois businesses and businesses around the country are losing billions of dollars to an email scam. Jessica Tharp of the Illinois Better Business Bureau says that Business Email Compromise scams, also known as CEO fraud, will phish information about a business and then target low level employees to send them money by mimicking the CEO […]

Abortions in IL Increased By 7% in 2017-2018

By Benjamin Cox on January 27, 2020 at 9:26am

Abortions increased in the state of Illinois by 7% between 2017 and 2018 according to new figures released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The annual Illinois report shows that over 42,000 pregnancies were terminated statewide in 2018. Approximately 48% of abortions that occurred in 2017 were performed between 4 and 7 weeks of […]

Helicopter In Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant Previously Owned by State of Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on January 26, 2020 at 8:13pm

The helicopter crash that took the life of former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna has ties to the State of Illinois. According to a report by Capital News Illinois, the helicopter was a part of a fleet of aircraft sold by former Governor Bruce Rauner in 2015 to save the […]

Officer Struck By Man Trying to Leave Scene Of Traffic Stop

By Benjamin Cox on January 26, 2020 at 3:30pm

A Jacksonville Police officer was hit several times as a man tried to attempt leaving the scene of a traffic stop. 34 year old Allie O Stevens of Springfield struck the officer several times trying to leave the scene after the officer pulled his vehicle over in the 500 block of East Morton Avenue at […]

Passavant Receives B.C.B.S. Blue Distinction Center Designation

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 25, 2020 at 10:46am

Passavant Area Hospital was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. The Blue Distinction Specialty Care program recognizes healthcare providers for their quality care and patient results. Blue Distinction Centers are healthcare facilities and providers recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care. Dr. […]

State Police Warn of Phone Scammers Posing as State Police

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 24, 2020 at 5:50pm

More “Spoofing” scams are being reported in Illinois The Illinois State Police is warning the public today that Scammers are now using local area State Police District telephone numbers to scam victims. Various ISP districts throughout the state have received reports from citizens stating they have received calls from individuals claiming to be members of […]

IDES Announces New Record Low Unemployment In IL

By Benjamin Cox on January 24, 2020 at 3:01pm

Illinois’ unemployment has hit a new historic low. The Department of Employment Security today announced that the unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percentage point to 3.7 percent, while non-farm payrolls added 8,000 jobs in December, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate is two-tenths […]