Illinois


Comedian Trevor Noah Will To Headline Illinois State Fair Lottery Grandstand

By The Chicago Times Staff June 20, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Trevor Noah, Emmy Award-winning host of the “The Daily Show”, will bring his stand-up comedy to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand stage on Friday, August 19. Noah has written, produced, and starred in 11 comedy specials, including his most recentContinue reading “Comedian Trevor Noah Will To Headline Illinois State Fair Lottery Grandstand”

Pritzker Signs Legislation Increasing Mental Health Workforce In Illinois

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 12, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 3617 on Friday which is hoped to address the shortage of mental health professionals in Illinois and increase access to high-quality mental health services across the State. According to the Governor’s Office “TheContinue reading “Pritzker Signs Legislation Increasing Mental Health Workforce In Illinois”

Pritzker Signs Bill to Expand Use of Expressway Cameras for Law Enforcement Investigations

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 4, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J. B. Pritzker signed two pieces of legislation on Friday that expand the use of expressway cameras for law enforcement agencies to investigate criminal activities along expressways and State highways.  This legislation is effective immediately. “There isContinue reading “Pritzker Signs Bill to Expand Use of Expressway Cameras for Law Enforcement Investigations”

Killer Nurse Convicted

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times March 24, 2022 EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A licensed practical nurse has been convicted on charges of reckless conduct for failing to administer life-saving measures to a Collinsville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center patient. According to Madison County prosecutors, Christy McCall, 45, of Belleville was convictedContinue reading “Killer Nurse Convicted”

FORMER ILLINOIS HOUSE SPEAKER MIKE ‘APPLES’ MADIGAN INDICTED

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times March 2, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan was indicted Wednesday on 22 criminal counts including racketeering and bribery. According to federal prosecutors, for decades Madigan, 79, used the power of his elected offices and professional position to furtherContinue reading “FORMER ILLINOIS HOUSE SPEAKER MIKE ‘APPLES’ MADIGAN INDICTED”

Schakowsky Supports Bill That Would Force Online Sellers To Identify Themselves

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times December 8, 2021 CHICAGO – Rep. Jan Schakowsky is sponsoring a new bill to help protect consumers from purchasing stolen goods from “organized retail crime.” Large-scale smash and grabs have been on the rise across the country, in which a large group of peopleContinue reading “Schakowsky Supports Bill That Would Force Online Sellers To Identify Themselves”

IDES Moving To Direct Deposit

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times November 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Monday that debit cards will no longer be accepted as a payment method for unemployment insurance benefits.  IDES is encouraging claimants who receive benefit payments by debit card to switch toContinue reading “IDES Moving To Direct Deposit”