Ill State News

Fairview Heights Mayor Mark T. Kupsky elected IML President

CHICAGO — The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected new officers to lead the organization at its Annual Business Meeting, which was held on Saturday, September 23, as a part of the 110th IML Annual Conference at the Hilton Chicago.   The IML membership unanimously elected Mayor Mark T. Kupsky, City of Fairview Heights, to serve a […]

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Illinois State Police seizes more than 5,000 pounds of illegal cannabis

GENESEO, Ill.  – Two men from Lancaster, California have been arrested in Illinois and charged with felony trafficking and unlawful possession with intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.     According to the ISP arrest report, 29-year-old Robert Mazo and 33-year-old Pedro Arreola, were arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop on a

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Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea and Secretary-Treasurer Pat Devaney issue statement on UAW strike expansion to Illinois

CHICAGO – “Today’s announcement of UAW members striking at parts distribution centers at General Motors and Stellantis in Chicago and Bolingbrook is a significant turning point in the union’s ‘stand-up strike.’   The ‘stand-up strike’ movement is not just about the Big Three automakers – it is about working people standing up to corporate greed. 

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Professor James Franklin Sharp donates $1 million to SIU, honored with museum naming

by Jeff Wilson CARBONDALE, Ill. – With a $1 million gift, Professor James Franklin Sharp has chiseled his name into Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s legacy. Now, the university will honor his generosity by renaming the University Museum as Sharp Museum.   On Thursday, the SIU Board of Trustees voted for the museum to bear Sharp’s

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Illinois 3 bridge cleaning, painting begins Sept. 25

EVANSVILLE – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that cleaning and painting of the bridge carrying Illinois 3 over the Kaskaskia River in Randolph County will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 25.   The work will require lanes of Illinois 3 from Liberty Street to Elm Shade Road to be shifted to the southwest

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Illinois State Police seeks to enforce Protect Illinois Communities Act

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) has filed an emergency rule with the Illinois Secretary of State to implement the Protect Illinois Communities Act (Act).    On January 10, 2023, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-1116 regulating the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches in Illinois.  The Act went into

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IDPH offers tips on keeping game day fun and healthy

SPRINGFIELD – September is Food Safety Education Month, and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering tips on ensuring that your Game Day plans are not marred by improperly cooked or handled food.   Safe preparation and service of food items is key to preventing the spread of foodborne illness.   “Football season

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ISP experiences the 13th and 14th Scott’s Law related crashes of 2023

COUNTRYSIDE – The Illinois State Police has announced the 13th and 14th Scott’s Law related crash in 2023.   No. 13 occurred on September 14, 2023, at approximately 2:39 a.m., when Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash involving an ISP Trooper’s squad car on the shoulder of Interstate 55 southbound near

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Illinois State Police encourage safe driving during harvest season

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is reminding motorists and farmers about traffic safety as Illinois enters the fall harvest season. Agriculture is one of the leading industries in Illinois and farmers across the state will be moving equipment along roadways during the harvest season, which typically begins in early September and can last

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