(11/28/14) Illinois - The jobs outlook is improving in all of the state's metro areas. Officials say the unemployment rate dropped in all of the state's metro areas in October and for the seventh month in a row.Decatur has seen the biggest improvement down to 8.2% from 12.4% last year.
(11/28/14) Wheaton, IL - Remember to exercise patience when driving this holiday season. Wednesday an Elgin man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for a road rage incident. The incident occurred during rush hour on I-355 on March 21 of this year. Vaughn Atkins plead guilty to shooting at another driver.
(11/28/14) Illinois - Governor Pat Quinn has granted 126 clemency petitions. In total since he took office he has granted 1,239 petitions.A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police's Law Enforcement Agencies Data System commonly known as LEADS.
(11/28/14) Springfield, IL - A new exhibit in Springfield focuses on Lincoln's words. The exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is called "Undying Words 1858 to 1865".