May 20, 2014 - News Local/State

IHSA Defends Itself Before Illinois House Panel

The organization that coordinates Illinois high school sports and activities was under scrutiny Tuesday in Springfield. Lawmakers want the Illinois High School Association to be more transparent ... but the not-for-profit group is pushing back.

Deer tick.

(AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho, File)

May 20, 2014 - News Local/State

Ticks Increase In Central Illinois, Concerns Over Lyme Disease

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District recently posted signs in area forest preserves and park districts warning people about ticks. As temperatures rise, there are more of them. One tick that we’re seeing more of carries Lyme disease. 

Derrick Smith

(Seth Perlman/AP)

May 20, 2014 - News Local/State

Illinois Lawmaker Asking Judge To Postpone Trial

An Illinois lawmaker set to face trial on federal bribery charges is asking to postpone the proceeding so he can finish out the legislative session.

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