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 …
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD – The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration arrived in Illinois Monday, but officials said there’s still a need for social distancing, face coverings and other mitigations as a full rollout could take months.
SPRINGFIELD – The state has been advised it will receive roughly half of the shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations that it originally expected from the federal government for the next two weeks, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced more than $700 million in spending cuts on Tuesday, calling it a “first step” in closing a $3.9 billion revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year’s budget.
The Lake Land College Board of Trustees appointed Valerie Lynch, Pana, as the interim vice president for student services at the October board of trustees meeting.
Sarah Bush Lincoln’s 22nd annual Holiday Festival was an enormous success. Held virtually for the first time, the event raised nearly $100,000 to support the SBL Children’s Dental Program.
SPRINGFIELD – Another 125 people who tested positive for COVID-19, including a male in his 90s from Effingham County, were reported to have died in the previous 24 hours Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, bringing the death toll to 12,403 since the pandemic began.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration is reminding local government officials of a Dec. 1 deadline to submit applications for federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic.
The State of Illinois has awarded Eastern Illinois University approximately $1 million to support the university’s role as an Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) hub, which will serve the east-central Illinois region alongside neighboring IIN partner Lake Land College in accelerating job creation and economic growth through groundbreaking education, research, and new community partnerships.
The American Red Cross of Illinois is accepting nominations to honor exceptional individuals from our community — everyday heroes who selflessly put the well being of others before theirs and who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage or kindness. Nominate your hero at redcross.org/hero by Dec. 31.