Miss Blackhawk Valley crowned 2016 Miss Illinois: Miss Southern Illinois finished 2nd runner up
Southern Illinois was close to having back-to-back Miss Illinois winners. Janna Harner, known as Miss Southern Illinois, finished as second runner up and will receive $2,000 in scholarships. She is from Anna. This past year's Miss Illinois was Miss ...
Illinois drivers so vain, but not all plates get state OK
That number places Illinois ahead of Florida, New York and Texas — despite their higher populations — but behind California, which has 24 million more registered vehicles than Illinois, and Virginia, which has fewer people but more vanity plates ...
Balanced attack helps Illinois girls win fifth consecutive game
It's the fifth straight victory for Illinois, but Missouri still leads the all-time series 18-16. "I knew each player was going to have a few points here and there," QND's Ericka Obert said. "We weren't going to have a huge standout player." Hyer ...
GOP targets S. Illinois trio
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SPRINGFIELD – Ballots won't be cast for more than four months, but three Southern Illinois Democrats seeking re-election to the General Assembly are already facing a blitz of negative TV and internet ads, robocalls, and email blasts from the Illinois ...
Roar of the 1920s somewhat muted in Illinois
On the sporting front, the 1920s were the Golden Age of football stadium construction in America, and Illinois followed suit. Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois was dedicated in 1924, the same year that Soldier Field in Chicago opened, and ...
Stopgap budget? No, Illinois lawmakers — earn your pay
Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol on June 15, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner implored voters tired of budget deadlock to call Democratic legislators and ask them to return to the capital to vote on ...
Illinois budget impasse hits $550 million bond sale
Illinois borrows $550 million for building despite budget mess
Illinois Lottery supports short-term budget to pay winners
Showdown in Marion: Miss Illinois pageant finals tonight
2015 Miss Illinois Crystal Davis makes her entrance during the preliminary competition of the 2016 Miss Illinois pageant Wednesday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Miss Illinois prelims. Buy Now · Richard Sitler, The Southern. The contestants ...
Soils warmer, drier across Illinois in mid-June
CHAMPAIGN — Soil temperatures are warming across Illinois, rising 6 to 9 degrees on average during the first half of June. Jennie Atkins of the Prairie Research Institute at University of Illinois says the state average temperature at two inches under ...
Soils warmer and drier across Illinois in mid-June
Illinois women hit 'disproportionally hard' by record state budget impasse
As Illinois government has lurched along for nearly a year without a formal budget, women who rely on state services have been among those suffering the most. Frozen out of the haphazard funding system that's emerged during the impasse are social ...
Morris homer gives Belters win over Southern Illinois
MARION — Ty Morris belted a leadoff home run in the eighth inning to give the Normal CornBelters a 3-2 Frontier League win over Southern Illinois on Saturday night at Rent One Park. Morris' second homer of the season broke a 2-2 tie and gave the ...