American Pickers star Frank Fritz’s Illinois antique store cluttered with bandages, coffee cup lids and dirty napkinsThe US Sun 2 DAYS AGO
Popular retail chain opens another location in IllinoisKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Springfield Man Sentenced for Bank RobberyNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Illinois State Police generator failure results in $335K emergency contract for replacementThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Motor Vehicle Incident Results in Death of 21-Year-Old Springfield WomanNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
Springfield Police Chief Urges Community Action in Wake of Recent Surge in Gun ViolenceRadiantWriterNewsBreak Contributor
This Illinois County Has the Murder Capital! You Won’t Believe It!
Illinois is a state in the Midwest region of the United States, with a population of about 12.7 million people. It is known for its diverse culture, rich history, and scenic landscapes. But did you know that Illinois also has some of the most dangerous cities in the country? In fact, one of them has been named the murder capital of the U.S. for 11 years in a row! You won’t believe which city it is!
LOOK! The 170 Assault Weapons Banned In Illinois
Illinois bans the sale and possession of firearms defined as “assault weapons” as well as .50 caliber rifles, .50 caliber cartridges, and high-capacity magazines. At the beginning of 2023, the Protect Illinois Communities Act banned the sale and possession of firearms now defined as “assault weapons” including assault weapon attachments, .50 caliber rifles, .50 caliber cartridges, and high-capacity magazines.
Can You Guess What the Most Popular Slang Word in Illinois Is?
We all use slang words, and I'm willing to bet most of us use them more often than we think we do. Slang words can be annoying, ridiculous, timely, and clever all at the same time, and this is exactly why we usually end up saying them...despite our best judgment.
Illinois Restaurant Serves America’s Best Chicken Sandwich
If you're on the hunt to find the best chicken sandwich in America, don't bother driving across the country, just hit up the Chicago suburbs. Way back when fast food restaurants were born it seemed like burgers were always the star of the show. One of the biggest fast food chains in America is even called 'Burger King,' where the flame broiled burger takes top billing.
Minimum Wage in Illinois is Set to Increase Again in 2024
Once again a new year in Illinois will bring a new increase to the minimum wage in the Land of Lincoln. What is the minimum wage going up to in 2024, and will it impact small businesses in your community?. According to ourquadcities.com, the minimum wage will once again go...
10 Weird Things Illinois and Wisconsin People Do Every Holiday Season
Every family has their own set of holiday traditions, but these weird ones are pretty common in Illinois and Wisconsin. Only In Your State published an article titled "11 Weird and Wacky Holiday Traditions You'll Only Get If You're From Wisconsin", and I've got a big bone to pick with it.
Governor Pritzker Leads the Charge: Historic Property Tax Changes in Illinois
Property Tax Reforms in Illinois: Efforts Towards Equity and Relief. In 2023, Illinois took significant steps towards reforming its property tax system, focusing on equity and relief for its residents. While not completely eliminating property taxes, the state has introduced measures to alleviate the burden on homeowners, particularly in Cook County and for veterans and persons with disabilities.
Springfield's Top 5 Must-Visit Diners: A Culinary Adventure
In this article, we're exploring five delightful diners located in Springfield. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below!
Illinois Residents Anticipate December SNAP Benefits Up to $1,751 in Three Days
In three days, residents of Illinois will start receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Food stamps are distributed in Illinois on the first and tenth of the month for the most recent SNAP cases, and on the first and twentieth of the month for the most recent SNAP cases. Eligible...
This Is The Kinkiest City In Illinois For 2023
Some cities in the Midwest get a little spicier than others. When you go visit towns in a certain state, you may pick up on different vibes. Maybe the town is really wealthy, maybe it's trashy, maybe it's too tiny to really have a personality of it's own. But one thing you may not pick up on is how kinky it's residents are (or that could be painfully obvious, who knows).
What States Have the Most Prisoners? Illinois Way Up Near the Top
One of my favorite Elvis movies was "Jailhouse Rock". That was not shot in Illinois which is surprising considering that Illinois is near the top of the list for states with the most prisoners. There's an interesting angle to this new ranking by Homesnacks of the states with the most...
Second Wave of Rain Expected to Turn into Snow, More Wintry Weather Over the Weekend
• A second round of rain is expected this evening, which may turn into snow late. • Roads are currently wet due to above-freezing temperatures. • There may be some light snow accumulations, potentially causing slick roads.
Man found shot, killed in Washington Park
WASHINGTON PARK — A man was found shot dead here on Friday morning. Officers were called just before 10 a.m. to the 5900 block of Caseyville Avenue, Illinois State Police said.
Williamson County Police on the Hunt for Dr Liquor's Store Burglary Suspects
Catch the latest update on the Williamson County store burglary. Surveillance footage reveals two individuals breaking into Dr Liquor's store, making off with $1,200 worth of items. A green shirt left behind could be key evidence. Can you help solve this crime?
Wait, 5 of America’s 10 Safest Small Cities are in Illinois?
Well, this was very unexpected. A new ranking of the safest small cities in America shows that 5 of the top 10 are in Illinois. No offense intended to the Land of Lincoln, but I'd bet my bottom dollar that if you asked most in America, they wouldn't say they think of safety when they think of Illinois. Perhaps they should based on a new ranking by Homesnacks that reveals Illinois dominating the top 10 safest small cities in America.
7 Incredible Christmas Markets Only in Illinois
Ready for the holiday season? If you’re living or visiting Illinois, rest assured that the holiday season is ready for you. The Land of Lincoln hosts some of the most outstanding Christmas markets in the nation. Visitors are rewarded with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, family-friendly activities, and cozy atmospheres with festive music, sparkling Christmas ornaments, […]
Illinois Governor Announces $4M Additional State Funds to Provide Food to Migrants Through December
Illinois and Greater Chicago Food Depository Collaborate to Support Asylum Seekers' Meals. In a collaborative effort to address the needs of asylum seekers, Governor JB Pritzker, along with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, announced another investment of $4 million to ensure the provision of meals to asylum seekers until the end of December. This additional funding, with the state contributing $2 million matched by philanthropy through the Food Depository, bolsters the ongoing response to the humanitarian crisis.
This Christmas Light Display Has Been Ranked as the Best in Illinois
One Illinois Christmas light display outshines the rest, making it the best Christmas light display in the entire state. The twinkle of lights bring about a sense of wonder and magic as we head into the holidays. For many, loading the family into the car, hot cocoa in hand is an annual tradition.
Col. Kevin Jacobs becomes 1st Black general officer in history of Illinois National Guard
Col. Kevin Jacobs is the first Black general officer in the history of the Illinois National Guard.
Hidden Gem Restaurant in Illinois Receives Prestigious Honor
You've got to love a state program that shines a light on the small business. It's even better when you realize a restaurant that deserves more pub than it gets is the recipient of that love. The Illinois Office of Tourism has been highlighting unique businesses through a program called...