Illinoisans are spending a lot of money on data capacity for their smart phones that they don’t use. This is according to the Citizens Utility Board, which studied the issue, and finds Illinois ...read more
State legislators are gathering in Springfield today for a special session in hopes of solving the state's pension crisis. Governor Pat Quinn is calling for the Senate to hold a second vote on S.B. 1 ...read more
Construction on a new driving range could start within the next few weeks at Belk Park Golf Course according to the Wood River Park and Recreation Director. Jason Woody addressed the City Council earl...read more
Statistics show that 8 of Illinois' 12 public universities have seen a decline in enrollment. State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon believes that is a reflection of the high price of higher e...read more
A group of Republican lawmakers is promoting a way of dealing with under-funded public pensions in Illinois. They’re proposing a change from the current so-called defined benefit system to a 401...read more
Another public opinion poll shows support for immigration reform among Illinoisans. The poll, taken on behalf of labor organizations, said 85 percent of Illinois voters want immigration reform. Michae...read more
An Illinois congressman is taking another stab at reducing Medicare fraud. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) has introduced a bill to require the government to sniff out fraud in Medicare and Medicai...read more
Illinois corn and soybean planting is almost finished. Nearly all the corn and two-thirds of the soybeans have emerged. And a majority of the corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition.
The attorney general’s office is requesting an extension of the date by which the state must have a concealed carry law on the books, by court order.
The federal appeals court last year gave th...read more
If you want to work part-time for the City of Wood River, you will have to go through a background check and agree to undergo routine drug tests before you are hired. The City Council approved an ordn...read more
The Affordable Health Care Act will take effect next year and several states, including Illinois have begun kick-starter programs to prepare for the changes it will bring. The State of Illinois began ...read more
"Images of America: Bethalto", a book showcasing what the village looked like between the mid-1830's and mid-1950's is on schedule to be released at the Bethalto Homecoming according to one of the boo...read more
Motorists throughout the area will need to keep an eye out for construction crews and the Illinois Department of Transportation continues to work on several projects along roadways throughout the Rive...read more