Statehouse Republicans have filed legislation to repeal the massive criminal justice reform law known as the SAFE-T Act. They argued the law led to the recent rise in violence, unsafe communities, and more law enforcement retiring.
Gov. JB Pritzker says he is cautiously optimistic about the recent drop in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Although, the governor and Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike say people shouldn’t let their guard down because the omicron variant can still spread quickly.
The Morton school district and others in the area are challenging the Illinois State Board of Education’s authority to withdraw a school district’s recognition status and withhold funding for declining to follow state-required COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Galesburg police were dispatched to Cottage Hospital on Jan. 8 for a report of a bomb threat according to a Galesburg police report; the same day Cottage Hospital closed and fired multiple staff members.
Saturday, a hostage situation took place at a synagogue outside of Ft. Worth, Texas, with the FBI declaring it a ‘terrorism-related’ incident. Those in the Jewish community in the Heart of Illinois say they were horrified, but not surprised.
PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - New CDC guidance recommends school activities like football, wrestling and band should be cancelled in high transmission areas to help curb the spread of the omicron variant, but two of our largest school districts say that’s not happening.
It may seem surprising to see Fieldcrest High School fans in orange, not their usual navy and blue. But those fans are trying to give a boost to a high schooler in the midst of a serious medical fight.