Problems Continue For DCFS – Director Hit With 10th Contempt, Employee Arrested For Child Pornography in Nokomis

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2022 at 9:17am

The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services was hit with two more pieces of bad news on Friday. It came a day after the Illinois Auditor General hit the agency with evidence of mismanagement of children in their care at the agency. DCFS Director Marc Smith was held in contempt of court and fined […]

Turner Announces Wingshooting Clinic at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area in June

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2022 at 9:04am

Democrat State Senator Doris Turner is encouraging residents to register for a wingshooting clinic at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area coming up next month. Introductory wingshooting clinics teach participants to safely shoot a shotgun at a moving target. The clinic starts with a shotgun safety presentation followed by a small-group, […]

Carvana’s Car Dealer’s License Suspended

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2022 at 9:01am

Illinois has suspended the license of Carvana to sell vehicles in Illinois. Barron’s reports that the online car seller has been suspended over its practice of “improperly” supplying customers in the state with out-of-state temporary plates and its failure to transfer title to cars sold there in a timely manner. The car dealer’s license was suspended […]

Facebook Biometric Lawsuit Settlement Checks Being Issued to IL Residents

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2022 at 8:58am

You may be getting a check from Facebook in the mail within the next week or two. Nearly 1.42 million Illinois users for the social media platform will get a check for between $200-$400 sometime in the next month through the mail after the conclusion of a 7-year, $650 million biometric privacy lawsuit has concluded. […]

Monday Sports

By Benjamin Cox on May 16, 2022 at 5:17am

High school baseball and softball regional play begins today. In baseball in Class 1A at Hardin, Calhoun takes on Pleasant Hill. In Springfield, Lutheran takes on Griggsville Perry. In 2A at Auburn, Auburn welcomes in Sullivan. PORTA A/C takes on Athens in Athens. Rushville-Industry visits Pleasant Plains. In other baseball action, Jacksonville gets a visit […]

Driver Killed in Crash While Running From Police Near Plesant Plains

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 14, 2022 at 10:52am

The Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that killed a driver after leading police on a pursuit. According to an update by the Illinois State Police, at approximately 7:39 p.m., near the intersection of Yankeetown Road and Tomlin Road, in western Sangamon County near Pleasant Plains, ISP Zone 4 Investigations was requested by the […]

IL Route 108 in Carrollton To See Work Beginning Monday

By Benjamin Cox on May 14, 2022 at 9:51am

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced intermittent lane closures of Illinois Route 108 in Carrollton for the remainder of the month. The closures will be in effect between the west city limit and east city limit of Carrollton beginning on Monday, May 16th, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of […]

Gas Hits Record High

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2022 at 1:54pm

GasBuddy’s price report this week says unleaded jumped 19 cents in Illinois this week. Prices have been on a constant rise since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th. GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan told WJBC this week that the trend isn’t going to subside any time soon: “There’s not much downside coming, and that has been brought […]

Buffalo Gnats Return Same As Last Year

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2022 at 1:39pm

The cursed buffalo gnats have made their return with the warm temperatures. The City of Chicago reported unusual, huge swarms of the insect last week moving into the city. Dr. Larry Zettler, Professor of Biology at Illinois College, says that he’s noticed a few out in Jacksonville already and expects more as the temperatures warm: […]

ISP Offering Lateral Entry Training Program To Attract More Potential State Troopers

By Benjamin Cox on May 13, 2022 at 1:29pm

The Illinois State Police is offering a new training program to attract more potential troopers and fill vacancies around the state. The Lateral Entry Training Program is designed for local law enforcement at the municipal and state level who are looking to become an ISP Trooper. ISP Director Brendan Kelly says that the new Lateral […]