On March 3, 2021, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 5, obtained a warrant for the arrest of Chris L. Williams, 54, of Tower Hill, through the Shelby County State’s Attorney’s Office for two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Williams was …
Lake Land College partnered with the online therapy platform BetterMynd to offer students access to online therapy sessions with a diverse network of licensed mental health counselors.
East-central Illinois school districts have an even greater difficulty filling teaching positions than the statewide average, according to a new study from a regional superintendents group.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the opening of a new mass vaccination site in Aurora that will be focused on equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Black community as supply increases.
SPRINGFIELD – A new survey of Illinois school districts shows most are continuing to have trouble filling open teaching positions with qualified teachers and even more are having difficulty hiring substitute teachers.
It is time for adult artists in Shelby County and adjoining counties to register their artwork, up to 10 pieces, for this year’s Shelby County Art Show.
SPRINGFIELD – A House committee agreed Wednesday to continue working on a bill that aims to end the use of physical restraints and isolation as a way of controlling misbehaving students in public school classrooms.
Lake Land College announced that plans for fall 2021 are designed around students. The fall schedule, published last week, includes a mix of in-person, virtual and online courses. When building a schedule, students can select the format that best fits their personal preference.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced that on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Richard L. Page, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Unlawful Failure to Register as an Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth.
Local Republican lawmakers are critical of the way Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed budget would reform the way Illinois businesses are taxed and other aspects of the plan.
For the past week, State Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, has been teasing an “important announcement about the future of Illinois” on Monday night.
When parts of Texas’ independent power grid went offline this week due to unusually extreme cold weather in the south, the amount of expected energy production lost was equivalent to the amount of electricity used to keep the lights on in the entire state of Illinois.
CHICAGO — Illinois’ top doctor vowed wide availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to the state’s residents, but said it’ll take months for supply to meet demand.
EFFINGHAM — An Effingham County Circuit Court judge found probable cause Thursday for three additional counts against a Mason man charged with the murder of a Paris woman last year.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Republican Party Central Committee on Saturday named Springfield attorney Don Tracy as its new chairman, replacing Tim Schneider, who had held the post for more than six years.
SPRINGFIELD – Public health officials announced 58,189 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered statewide Monday, nearly double the one-day total from the same day a week ago.
The Lake Land College Foundation and Alumni Association will host Love a Laker, a weeklong giving event, from Feb. 14 to 20. The event will introduce a new giving platform.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office says he will propose a budget with no tax increases for the upcoming fiscal year, and the deficit is now projected at about $2.5 billion less than previously thought.
Cowden-Herrick Junior High math teacher Kelsey Mayfield held a competition for her students to see who could collect the most soda tabs. This is her ninth year having the competition.
SPRINGFIELD — The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and average case positivity rate remain below second-wave highs while public health officials in Illinois continue to caution residents that a post-holiday surge could materialize.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 1/4/21: December was much warmer and drier than average across Illinois, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.
The Effingham Water Authority has finalized a lease agreement with the group, Friends of Camp Wassatoga. The lease gives the group control of Camp Wassatoga, a former Girl Scout camp.
SHUMWAY – Country music filled the air and Christmas toys filled lockers in the former Shumway Grade School as children patiently waited their turn to participate in Locker Blessings over the weekend.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Michael W. Mattox, 60, of Dundas, was traveling westbound on West North Avenue approaching South West Street in Olney, IL. The vehicle proceeded through the intersection and ran off roadway on the northwest corner where it struck the outdoor patio portion of the Deuce’s Wild Saloon, according to police. Two female pedestrians standing on the patio were struck by the vehicle and were pronounced deceased on scene by the Richland County Coroner’s Office. They are DeAnn C. Richardson, 48, of Olney, and Judy L. Jourdan, 69, o9f Olney.
SPRINGFIELD — In early July, a judge in Clay County voided Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive orders in a sweeping order that he applied to the entire state, at the request of a southern Illinois lawmaker who sued Pritzker over his response to the pandemic.
Lake Land College students graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program took part in a pinning ceremony Dec. 15. Each student received a nursing pin and a keepsake card.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that more than 17,000 doses of the first coronavirus vaccine have been administered to Illinois frontline health care workers outside of Chicago, up from 3,500 doses on Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD — Coronavirus vaccinations from the state’s National Strategic Stockpile were delivered Thursday to 77 hospitals in 45 counties throughout the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced at his daily briefing.
Lake Land College Dental Hygiene students will now have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly to Eastern Illinois University.
A Lakewood woman was taken to an area hospital after a two-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate-57 in Effingham County on Wednesday morning, according to Illinois State Police.
SPRINGFIELD — The state is soliciting computers and related equipment from individuals and companies as part of a new program announced Wednesday that will distribute refurbished devices to low-income households.