A 9-year-old boy died in a grain bin last week in southwestern Wisconsin. While every situation is different, agricultural engineers continue to work on new ways to prevent such deaths. Those involved in the training industry say reaching the younger generation will be an important step to prevent entrapments.
The candidates for Illinois governor are hammering each other's records on business and caring for the developmentally disabled.
Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Paul Vallas blasted Republican Bruce Rauner Monday after a published news report said a long-term care company once tied to Rauner faced lawsuits and disciplinary action over the mistreatment of residents, fatalities and ``deplorable'' living conditions.
Vallas suggests Rauner profited from substandard care and should be questioned
Services are scheduled for next weekend for late former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray of southern Illinois.
Gray was 89-years-old when he died Saturday at a Herrin hospital after a long illness.
The Democrat represented Illinois in Congress for a dozen terms and was known for his colorful style. His ability to bring $7 billion in federal funding to his economically depressed district earned him the nickname the ``Prince of Pork.''
Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort says Gray's services will be at 4
Bruce Rauner -- the Republican nominee for Illinois governor -- says he followed the letter of the law when filing his taxes. But he won't say whether it was fair.
Rauner, a businessman, has said his wealth puts him in the top .01%. Even so, a Chicago Tribune analysis showed that in several recent years, he paid no Social Security or Medicare taxes. Rauner has released limited parts of his tax returns.
It's believed he took advantage of I-R-S rules to legally cut his tax burden. Rauner defended that ...
Most family vacations are remembered for endless car rides, packed tourist beaches and a string of poorly decorated hotel rooms.
But not former Nebraskan and current Coloradan Kari Williams. Her family vacation memories center on smells of cow manure, adventures on horseback and roosters with bad attitudes on farms in central Nebraska.
Springfield Mayor Mike Houston will make a campaign announcement Monday morning. While his release did not say specifically that he will run for another term, the release included this quote, "With so many evolving projects, there's too high of an investment to get off course or to go backwards. Springfield can't afford to make the mistakes again I've worked so hard to correct." His announcement is at 10:30 a.m.