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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Illinois startup beats Tesla, Ford to market with first electric pickup truck

On Tuesday, the first-to-market electric pickup truck rolled off the assembly line in Normal, Illinois. The truck was manufactured by electric vehicle (EV) producer Rivian, which is backed by Amazon,…


Tuesday, September 14, 2021
New capital program aimed at revitalizing main streets in Illinois

Illinois has a new economic recovery program aimed at revitalizing commercial corridors that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story from the Center Square here.


Friday, September 3, 2021
Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Pumpkin sales break records amid coronavirus pandemic

The dog days of summer are over, but as the weather cools and leaves turn, Central Illinois pumpkin patches are gearing up for another successful fall season. Click here to…


Monday, August 30, 2021
Illinois’ indoor mask mandate goes into effect today

A mask mandate goes into effect Monday in Illinois regardless of a person’s vaccination status. Governor JB Pritzker made the announcement late last week and now the mask mandate is going…


Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Illinois unveils $250M grant program to help small businesses

Small business owners in Illinois could soon apply for a new grant program to help those hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pritzker administration announced a new $250 million…


Monday, August 16, 2021
Illinoisans can use online Vax Verify system to show proof of vaccination

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday launched a new immunization portal dubbed Vax Verify that will allow residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination record online. Read the full story…


Monday, August 9, 2021
Future of ethics in Illinois is in Governor’s hands

It has been over one year since the state’s largest utility, ComEd, admitted it attempted to bribe the sitting Speaker of House, Michael Madigan, in exchange for legislative favors. And…


Monday, July 12, 2021
Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes

You may be getting weird, irritating fake text messages on your phone – and whatever you do, don’t click on them. CBS 2 in Chicago did some digging and found…


Saturday, July 3, 2021
Celebrate America’s Birthday!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!