The Latest: Estimate: Special session costs $48K for 1 day

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Rough estimates show that it costs nearly $48,000 for one day of legislative special session in Illinois, factoring in travel and per diem payments for lawmakers. The Secretary of the Senate’s office provided a snapshot, accounting for $111 daily per diem and 39 cents per mile for 177 members of the General

Illinois Legislators to Meet for 2nd Day of Budget Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators are set to meet for the second day of a special session aimed at forcing a budget compromise in the state’s two-year impasse. Lawmakers have to come to an agreement by July 1 or Illinois will enter its third straight year without a budget. There’s been little movement on any

Man Wanted for Alleged Auto Burglary, Theft in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help in identifying a suspect in a burglary to a motor vehicle and theft investigation. On May 15, police responded to 900 East Park Street in reference to a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Officers learned an unknown suspect or suspects entered the victim’s vehicle between

Illinois Lawmakers Hold Special Session Amid Budget Impasse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers tasked with resolving the state’s unprecedented budget impasse are gathering to begin the effort. Gov. Bruce Rauner has called a special session in Springfield that starts Wednesday, saying the time to act hasn’t been more urgent. The House and Senate convene at noon. If there’s no budget by July

Eclipse Forums to Be Held This Week in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale along with Carbondale Tourism, Carbondale Main Street, Southern Illinois University and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host a series of eclipse forums this week. The forums will be held on Tuesday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, June 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in

Severin to Honor Z-R Coaches vs. Cancer Today

MULKEYTOWN – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) will be presenting a copy of House Resolution 379 to Zeigler-Royalton Coaches vs. Cancer this afternoon at  Zeigler-Royalton High School. The resolution honors Zeigler-Royalton High School and the great work it has done to raise money to fight cancer. The presentation will run from 2 to 3 at