January 27, 2013 - News Local/State

Manufacturing Layoffs Drove Decatur Jobless Rate

While jobless rates were falling in most of Illinois' metropolitan areas in December, they were driven higher for a second straight month in Decatur by temporary layoffs at manufacturers like Caterpillar.


January 26, 2013 - News Local/State

Advocates Warn of “Broken” Mental Health System

As lawmakers debate ways to prevent another mass shooting, Illinois mental health advocates say more attention - and money - must be directed to a system they describe as overwhelmed.


January 26, 2013 - News Local/State

Ameren Seeks Higher Gas Delivery Rates

Ameren Illinois has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to raise its delivery rates on natural gas. The company says it seeks an additional $50 million in cost recovery for delivering natural gas to customers.


January 25, 2013 - News Local/State

Illinois Flu Deaths Up to 58

State health officials say Illinois flu activity continues to be high in a season where the virus struck earlier than usual.


January 25, 2013 - News Local/State

Bloomington Edge Signs Illini 40-Something

Tim Simpson was one of the Fighting Illini’s top offensive linemen back in the late 1980s and early ’90s. He went on to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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