Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction work sites and damaged valuable equipment.
The name changed and the dress code got fancier, but the results of the 33rd Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Cheers! event stayed true to its cause, raising $18,000 for the Volunteer Guild's scholarship program to help students seeking health care degrees.
Communication between Coles County officials and the Illinois Department of Revenue suggest a path to rolling back recent property assessments if the county acknowledges they were not done correctly, according to a report from a citizens oversight group.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests might seem like a way to waste taxpayer money through "fishing expeditions," until the public sees what gets caught in the net, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) said recently on their Illinois Leaks website.
The United States is considered one of the top destination points for child trafficking with cases reported in all 50 states, including 143 investigated calls to the hotline for allegations of human trafficking in 2016 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).