Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger at Moline City Hall Tuesday
(WVIK Staff)
September 22, 2015

Illinois Financial Situation Getting Worse

Speaking in Moline Tuesday, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said the total of Illinois' unpaid bills could reach $8.5 billion by the end of the year. 

Map of the Mahomet Aquifer.
(City of Champaign)
September 22, 2015

Urbana, Forsyth Approve Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Urbana City Council and the Forsyth Village Board are the 9th and 10th local governments to approve the agreement with the Clinton Landfill that would restrict its intake of PCB and manufactured gas plant waste, and stop legal action by the 14-government coalition.

Sign outside the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
September 22, 2015

Pontiac Chosen For Minor League Basketball Team

The Livingston County city of about 12,000 people was chosen for its location along Historic Route 66.  Pontiac is also home to the country's longest-running high school basketball tournament.

Holly Cassano, who was stabbed to death at her home Mahomet, IL in 2009.
(Champaign County Crime Stoppers)
September 21, 2015

Investigators Hope New DNA Analysis Will Help Solve Holly Cassano Murder

Champaign County Sheriff's investigators say an analysis of DNA evidence by a private lab indicates that Cassano's killer was likely male and "probably with some" Hispanic, Native American, Central American or South American heritage.

A peregrine falcon takes a protective stance over one of her two chicks on the balcony of a 25th floor apartment on Chicago's Michigan Ave., May 14, 2002. Eleven pairs of wild breeding peregrines live in Illinois in 2003, and are among the anima
(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
September 21, 2015

Endangered Species Board Itself Threatened

An email from the then-Director of the Illinois Endangered Species Board earlier this month was sudden and direct. "Funding is being eliminated" and won't be reinstated any time in the foreseeable future,” it read. The email had been sent one of her last days on the job.

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