Western Illinois University has a new football coach who has a history of turning around struggling programs.Bob Nielson inherited a poor program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1999. While there, he led the team to six playoff appearances and two national championships.
The Burlington City Council has unanimously approved the appointment of Matt Trexel as the city’s new fire chief.
A company that started this past year in Galesburg’s sustainable business center is having a happy holiday season. Sitka Salmon Shares sells portions, or shares, of a fisherman’s catch to customers across the Midwest.
Following the second-worst mass shooting in American history, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said hunters and sportsmen need to "step up."
He urged them to support what he called "reasonable restrictions" on the types of weapons that can be purchased and on large ammunition magazines.
Durbin said average citizens don't need access to the kind of military-style equipment used by the gunman in Newtown, CT.
SCC is putting some permanent construction in Lee County on hold for the time being.