New Bill Would Require CBD Product Testing in IL

By Benjamin Cox on October 13, 2019 at 10:26pm

According to the Associated Press, 58 District Democrat Representative Bob Morgan of Highwood introduced a bill on October 2nd requiring all CBD products in the State of Illinois to be tested and regulated by the state’s Department of Agriculture. Currently in the state, CBD oils and extracts are not regulated. According to reports from the […]

Davis Calls on FEC Chair To Be Investigated

By Benjamin Cox on October 13, 2019 at 10:11pm

13th District Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is requesting the Federal Election Commission’s inspector general on Thursday to investigate the agency’s leader for allegedly using her position to publicly tarnish President Donald Trump including making multiple media appearances in which she referred to the president as a danger to democracy. Davis is the ranking Republican on the House […]

UPDATE: New Berlin School Board Reacts to Evidence Released on Social Media

By Benjamin Cox on October 13, 2019 at 9:41pm

The New Berlin School Board released a written statement late Saturday afternoon on the evidence of text messages that the New Berlin Education Association posted to their Facebook page Saturday. The evidence alleges intimidation by an administration member who replied to a group photo saying that non-tenured employees who refused to cross picket lines if […]

LaHood Says Impeachment A Waste of Time

By Benjamin Cox on October 13, 2019 at 7:00am

As the U.S. House of Representatives continues subpoenas and depositions and President Donald Trump rails against the process, an Illinois Congressman is saying the impeachment process is a waste of time and a distraction. 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood says that the inquiry by House Democrats into President Donald Trump’s dealings with the Ukraine as […]

Cass Circuit Clerk to Resign

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 1:00pm

A Circuit Clerk is resigning from her post next week. Republican Cass County Circuit Clerk Chere Kay Garner is expected to submit her resignation letter to the Cass County Board on Monday, according to minutes posted yesterday evening. Garner was re-elected to the position in 2016. Reasons for the resignation have not been given. An […]

NBEA Begins Release of Evidence of Intimidation on Social Media

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 12:31pm

After the New Berlin CUSD #16 School Board voted to place full confidence behind Dr. Adam Ehrman at their monthly meeting on Thursday night, the NBEA has presented evidence to the public via their Facebook Page of evidence of text messages sent that they say validate their allegations of intimidation existing in the district. In […]

Raoul Among Attorneys General Refusing to Accept Purdue Pharma Settlement

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 12:30pm

A federal judge may be halting Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and other attorneys general attempts to get settlements from the Sackler Family over the Purdue Pharma lawsuit. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain strongly brushed aside the argument from a group of state attorneys general that lawsuits against members of the wealthy Sackler family would […]

Mississippi River Valley Residents Eye Rising Water

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 10:14am

After an unusually wet spring with major flooding, Mississippi River towns may again be experience moderate flood stages throughout the river basin. According to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service from the National Weather Services, towns in Illinois and Missouri can expect the Mississippi River to reach moderate flooding sometime this weekend. In Louisiana, Missouri, just […]

Passavant Mammography Department Uses Current Tech In Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 9:35am

We are in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Passavant Area Hospital has many local services available to women in the fight to diagnose, treat, and heal breast cancer. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S., along with 62,930 new […]

IL NPR Journalists at Forefront of Title IX-First Amendment Conflict

By Benjamin Cox on October 12, 2019 at 9:23am

Illinois university radio journalists may be at the forefront of a battle on anonymous sources nationwide. Last fall, NPR-Illinois at WUIS in Springfield reporter Rachel Otwell joined ProPublica’s local reporting network to investigate about a series of allegations about sexual harassment at public colleges and universities in the State of Illinois. Otwell’s focus was on […]