Dennis Theodore Woltering Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information

October 8, 1947 – January 13, 2022 Dennis Theodore Woltering was born October 8, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, IL, the son of Edward F. and Elizabeth “Alice” (Sprehe) Woltering. Dennis passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Dennis married the love of his life, […]

Sister Carol C. Markus Obituary

November 4, 1938 – January 10, 2022 Sister Carol C. Markus, age 83, passed away on January 10, 2022 in Aviston surrounded by her loving family. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, located at 200 W Harrison St, Belleville, IL 62220. […]

Ruth Mary Rakers Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information

Ruth Mary Rakers, age 81, of Aviston passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at St, Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. Funeral arrangements and a complete obituary are pending at this time and will be available Monday afternoon. View Obituary & Service Information Source link

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates sound off on vaccine mandates | Illinois

(The Center Square) – After the mixed rulings on vaccine mandates with the U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week, Republican gubernatorial candidates are sounding off. Before Thursday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court blocking President Joe Biden’s vaccine or testing mandate for employers of 100 or more employees, Gov. J.B. Pritzker Wednesday said Illinois’ rule […]

Illinois farmers report record crop yields for 2021 | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Last year was a banner year for Illinois farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Illinois Crop Production summary shows that it was an excellent year for soybeans, corn and wheat. The state remains the top producer of soybeans with an estimated yield of 64 bushels per acre, a 9% increase […]

Survey shows why some Illinoisans won’t get vaccinated | Illinois

(The Center Square) – As the state continues to see new coronavirus cases by the thousands, a survey reveals why some Illinoisans still won’t get vaccinated. QuoteWizard looked at the latest data on vaccine hesitancy and found that concerns over side effects was on the minds of Illinoisans. “What we found specifically in Illinois is […]

Illinois lawmakers may not return to Springfield until Groundhog Day | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Illinois state lawmakers may not come back to the capitol until Groundhog Day after canceling session days next week. The Senate President and House Speaker announced last week that this week’s session days are canceled because of increased COVID-19 cases statewide. That makes eight of the nine scheduled session days so […]

Report highlights Illinois’ job struggle | Illinois

(The Center Square) – A new report of the top 180 cities in America to find a job shows only two Illinois cities on the list as the state continues to struggle in the job market with 5.7% of its residents unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report was done by WalletHub […]

Springfield, IL Has One of the Highest Break-In Rates in the Nation | Illinois

Burglary — defined as the unlawful entry of a structure, such as a home or business, to commit a theft or felony — is the most serious nonviolent offense tracked by the FBI. There were just over 1 million burglaries were reported in the United States in 2020, the largest share of which were committed […]

Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 | Illinois

Democrats respond on DCFS issues Some statehouse Democrats are responding to Republicans’ calls for hearings on problems with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. House GOP members Thursday blasted Democrats for their silence on a range of issues. Democratic state Sen. Julie Morrison said she’s scheduled a Senate Health Committee to get answers […]