Illinois lawmakers prove whose interests matter most: Theirs

As Illinois House members sue to get their paychecks ahead of $10.4 billion in other overdue payments, local Democrats face questions of whether they will again support Mike Madigan for House Speaker. Do they really expect anything in Illinois will change if they don’t change how they do business?

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Belleville OKs Shopland tax incentives

Belleville, Illinois, aldermen on Monday approved a redevelopment agreement with Dennis Lavery. An extra 1 percent sales tax will be collected to help renovate Shopland Plaza.
Mike Koziatek mkoziatek@bnd.com
Belleville OKs Shopland tax incentives 1:29

Belleville OKs Shopland tax incentives

Ruler foods vehicle fire 0:42

Ruler foods vehicle fire

East St. Louis officials face criminal complaints 3:15

East St. Louis officials face criminal complaints

New St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert sworn in 0:41

New St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert sworn in