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Included in the new package of fees enacted by the state Legislature last week was a long-awaited reform backed by environmental advocates to charge fees to industries and waste generators that discharge into Illinois' lakes and streams.
CHAMPAIGN - Perhaps the last chance to quickly restore public health services to Champaign County residents will come tonight.
SPRINGFIELD - Corrections captains got some unwelcome but not unexpected news Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed the $17.3 million lawmakers inserted into the budget to save those 219 jobs.
RANTOUL - Rantoul airport officials hope that the proposed addition of showers at the terminal hangar will enable the facility to expand to 24-hour operation and make the airport more attractive to host special events.
TUSCOLA - Jeremiah G. Crise said Americans largely have forgotten the Korean War.
TUSCOLA - Nine-year-old Tayler Romine started her day Tuesday planning to learn the fundamentals of basketball.
RANTOUL - Marco Rivera says he has invested more than $100,000 in his new Latino dance club.
DANVILLE - When Carl Powell talks about rollers, high fliers and racers, he's not discussing gambling casino regulars.
URBANA - William Cook maintained this morning that he did nothing any different at the Assembly Hall on Jan. 27, 2002, than he had done on numerous other occasions when he protested Chief Illiniwek as the symbol of the University of Illinois.