The Fayette County Bank in St. Elmo has been closed and purchased by the Evansville, Indiana-based United Fidelity Bank, according to a press release from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Effingham Community Schools Superintendent Mark Doan is considering “punishing" voters for rejecting a second effort at a sales tax by issuing $14 million in bonds, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) allege.
Nauvoo Mayor John McCarty appears to have improperly submitted his Statements of Economic Interest with Hancock County, omitting his ownership of a business that has received payments from the city since at least 2013.
Carlinville Park District commissioners will no longer receive perks or benefits, Commissioner Robert Duckles told the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) in a letter posted on the group's Illinois Leaks website on Friday.
Depending on one's point of view, either the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) have been attacking Carlinville's mayor and interfering in elections or the Blackburn College newspaper is a biased publication doing a "hatchet job" on a group acting in the public interest.
If you’ve pored over Peter Pan plenty of times or Cassandra Clare just doesn’t cut it anymore, you can drop them off at any of several locations to support Western Illinois University’s Phi Kappa Phi book fair, which is ongoing though April 17.
The River Forest School District recently reported that the amounts of lead and copper in District 90 faucets and water fountains have dropped to safe levels after a series of efforts to remedy the problem, which was found at the beginning of the school year.
'Kujichagulia' translates to self-determination — the second principle of the Kwanzaa holiday — and also serves as the title for this year’s February commemoration of Black History Month, sponsored by Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.
The United States is considered one of the top destination points for child trafficking with cases reported in all 50 states, including 143 investigated calls to the hotline for allegations of human trafficking in 2016 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).