Politics

Lake County, IN – Historic Pumpkin Patch Owners Bid Farewell with Grand Auction

Lowell, IN - The cherished Kregel's Pumpkin Patch, a beacon of autumn celebration in Lowell, Indiana, is closing its doors, but its spirit will live on through a grand...

Illinois Department of Public Health Funds Free Counseling for Kankakee County School Families

Kankakee County, IL - Families with students in Kankakee County public schools now have access to free individual counseling...

Country Stars Converge in Illinois for ‘Bradley 315’ Concert Series this June

Kankakee County, IL - The inaugural "Bradley 315" Music Festival, a four-day extravaganza featuring the renowned duo Big & Rich,...

Illinois Collectors Assemble: Kankakee’s Collector Con 2024 – Vintage Fun in March 

Kankakee, IL - The Kankakee County Fairgrounds is set to host the vibrant Collector Con 2024 on Sunday, March...

Grundy County, IL – Dangerous Weapon Found in Student’s Backpack at Elementary School

Grundy County, IL - A dangerous weapon was found inside a student's backpack Tuesday.  According to a letter from...

Veteran, Farmer, and CEO Mike Kirkton Launches Bid for Illinois’ 53rd Senate District

PEORIA, Ill. — Mike Kirkton, a decorated U.S. Army veteran, seasoned businessman, and fourth-generation farmer, officially announced his candidacy for the 53rd Illinois State Senate...

Giannoulias in DC: Illinois Secretary of State Fights for Freedom of Expression Against Book Bans

Washington, DC - Illinois Secretary of State, Alexi Giannoulias, is set to make history tomorrow as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a...

Joyce Unveils $205,000 Boost for Local Restaurants in Back to Business Grants

KANKAKEE – State Senator Patrick Joyce, together with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, has heralded a new wave of Back to Business...

Gov. Pritzker Vetoes Bill Allowing Nuclear Reactor Expansion, Citing Safety Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor JB Pritzker has vetoed Senate Bill 76, which aimed to lift the moratorium on new nuclear power plant construction in Illinois.  The...

Illinois Bans E-Cigarettes Indoors Beginning Jan 1st, 2024

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker has signed HB 1540 into law, officially prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public spaces across Illinois.  The crucial...

Fostering Agricultural Prosperity and Community Revitalization: A Letter from Senator Patrick Joyce

Farmers invest in their fields year-round to increase their chances of a great crop each fall. In Springfield, we take seriously our duty to...
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