Labor and farm groups support USMCA

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The AFL-CIO joined the Illinois Farm Bureau this week in supporting U.S. passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. Steve Bridge reports from Springfield.Read more…

Ameren Illinois Ready for Winter Storms

ILLINOIS (RFD) — As weather models for the weekend show the potential for winter weather, Ameren Illinois is at the ready if they are needed to help restore power. The utility was ready last weekend had the snow and ice caused widespread power outages, and a spokesman says that’s just what they do. Ameren Illinois…Read more…

National Weather Service Adjusts Winter Outlook

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The National Weather Service is adjusting its longterm outlook for the rest of the winter.Chuck Shaffer with the National Weather Service in Lincoln indicates they are no longer looking at a very cold and wet winter but rather a more mild outlook. He explains the rest of January specifically, will be mild.…Read more…

New Report Shows Illinois Ranks Low in DUI Arrest Rates

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Illinois ranks low in arrest rates for driving under the influence, according to a recent report The state is only behind Delaware, placing 49th in a recent report from U.S. Drug Test Centers, a drug testing company, in terms of the number of DUI arrests per 100,000 people. The report was based…Read more…

Dairy Industry Official Talks USMCA

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Ag groups continue to push for final passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. What does USMCA mean for the dairy industry? That’s Alan Bjerga with the National Milk Producers Federation.Read more…

Pritzker Wants Investigation Into Shocking Email

SPRINGFIELD, IL — As the fallout continues over an email that seems to point to a state worker knowing about a cover-up of a rape in Champaign and ghost payroll workers, Democratic Governor JB Pritzker is calling for an investigation. Pritzker says once he and his staff found out about the 2012 email from one…Read more…

County Clerk from Illinois Testifies on Election Security Before Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (IRN) — The leaders of the three largest elections software companies in the U.S. testified before Congress on Thursday about the steps they’re taking to ensure the security of the 2020 election process, and joining them was an election official from Illinois who testified at the request of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis. There…Read more…

Illinois Walmart Stores Offering Free Wellness Services This Weekend

ILLINOIS (RFD) — To help people start the new year all Illinois Walmart stores will be offering free wellness services. “Walmart Wellness Day” will take place Saturday from 10 to 2 at all locations, according to Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield. Walmart says its on a mission to help customers stay away from the flu. According…Read more…

Senator Durbin Supports USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RFD) — US Senator Dick Durbin is backing a new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada. Today the senator says he was skeptical of a revised NAFTA after he watched some jobs in Illinois disappear when the original trade deal was passed more than two decades ago. But now, Durbin says,…Read more…

Illinois House GOP Upset Over Property Tax Taskforce

SPRINGFIELD (RFD) — A group of lawmakers were tasked by the Pritzker administration last year to assemble a property tax task force. The idea was to find ways to lower property taxes across the state. But House Minority Leader Jim Durkin says that the Democrats didn’t accomplish anything other than to propose a way to…Read more…