Betsy Londrigan, a University of Illinois graduate who has worked for Sen. Dick Durbin, said she hopes to challenge U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis. SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield woman who has never run for public office announced Thursday that she is joining the crowded field in the Democratic race in the 13th Congressional District. read more

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  • ‘Empire’ producers cut Smollett from this season’s last episodes
    CHICAGO – Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The announcement came a day after Smollett turned himself in to police, appeared in court on a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, and left jail after posting bond. “While these allegations More
  • Pritzker's budget, pension plans could irritate bond markets
    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker offered an ambitious plan to lawmakers this week to pay down the state’s backlog of unpaid bills, slow down payments into the state’s troubled pension systems while at the same time asking them to put together an ambitious, multi-billion-dollar plan to repair the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, airports and college buildings. But in order to accomplish that, the state would need to borrow money, a lot of money. More
  • Gottemoller appointed to District 3 vacancy on McHenry County Board
    Joe Gottemoller is back. The former McHenry County Board chairman and longtime representative has been appointed to fill a District 3 vacancy on the McHenry County Board. On Tuesday, the board voted, 19-2, to put Gottemoller back on the board. “I’m honored that the board would invite me back,” Gottemoller said. Board Chairman Jack Franks said he nominated the Republican because of what he characterized as professionalism and wealth of institu More
  • 2 former McHenry County Board candidates name Jack Franks as defendant in defamation suit
    Accusations that previously appeared on campaign flyers have come into question again with the filing of a second defamation lawsuit. A pair of former McHenry County Board candidates, Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster, claimed in a 15-page court filing that they were targets of “humiliating” and “false” claims that were printed and distributed throughout the county before the March primary election. The suit comes on the heels of a Chicago printer’s claims that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ for More
  • Development touted at State of Huntley address, Springfield woes loom
    In 2018, the village of Huntley saw the opening of the Alden of Huntley senior living community and a number of local businesses, including BBQ King, a dog day care facility, a driving school, a new Verizon store and a Panda Express. Residents also can expect a number of new businesses to open their doors in 2019, according to the village’s State of Huntley address delivered Friday. Casa Rubi-os, a Mexican kitchen and bar, already has opened at 11900 Freeman Road. Another restaurant More
  • Springfield Public Schools
    Springfield 16 hours ago Congratulations to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl team for another first place finish!! Saturday was the 36th Annual... Saturday was the 36th Annual... Congratulations Coach Draper
    02/20/2019 - 3:51 pm | View Website
  • 24 hours with: Rashida Tlaib, potential first Muslim ...
    Tlaib joins a competitive candidate field in the 13th district. Among her opposition include Conyers’s 27-year-old son, John Conyers III and his great-nephew, state Sen. Ian Conyers. Aside from her career, Tlaib is occupied fulfilling the duties of a mother to her two sons.
    02/19/2019 - 10:37 am | View Website
  • Springfield District Democratic Committee
    The District runs all the way to the Occoquan River in the South and West, and includes the Fair Oaks Shopping Center in the North. The Springfield Magisterial District consists of about 123,000 residents and about 80,000 registered voters.
    02/17/2019 - 10:42 pm | View Website
  • Springfield prosecutor to become 1st assistant clerk in ...
    In July 2017, Joseph Malachi, 43, was sentenced to 12 to 13 years in state prison after pleading guilty to domestic violence assaults that left the victim on life support at a Springfield hospital.
    01/11/2019 - 5:32 am | View Website
  • Former State Rep. Shanelle Jackson joins the field for ...
    Former State Rep. Shanelle Jackson joins the field for Congressional Race ... we’ve got to have a voice in Congress that actually lives in the 13th district and knows our day-to-day struggles ...
    03/28/2018 - 3:50 pm | View Website
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