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Justice Karmeier Must Answer Questions In Suit Against State Farm

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:52 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
A federal judge has ordered an attorney for State Farm Insurance and ordered Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier to give testimony in a case that accuses State Farm of trying to hide its involvement in Karmeier's campaign.

New Schock Reporting Questions

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:29:40 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
More problems for Congressman Aaron Schock. The Peoria Republican has apparently failed to report a payment to a Maryland golf course for use of the facilities to hold a fundraiser.

Identity Of Fire Victim Released

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:09:10 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
A 57 year old woman has died in a house fire on the near west side of Bloomington. McLean County Coroner Kathleen Davis says an autopsy shows Wilma Brown died of carbon monoxide and soot from smoke inhalation.

State Farm Has Healthy Year

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:09 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
State Farm Insurance is reporting healthy financial results in a number of measurements: net worth, net income, pre-tax operating profit, and investment portfolio. Dick Luedke is a spokesman for the Bloomington based company.

Fire Kills One And Injures Another In Bloomington

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:21:42 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
One person has died in a house fire on the near west side of Bloomington. McLean County Coroner Kathleen Davis says an autopsy will be performed this afternoon. She says she is still trying to contact family members and has not released the identity of the person.

Schock Reimburses Government For Downton Themed Office Work

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:36:40 CST

By: AP
Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations to his congressional office.

Quinn Makes First Public Appearance After Leaving Office

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:20:19 CST

By: AP
Former Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing consumer rights in his first public appearance since losing the November election. Quinn addressed a group of students a Loyola University School of Law panel on forced arbitration.

Medical Marijuana Firm Forfeits License

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:19:18 CST

By: AP
A medical marijuana grower is giving up at least one of three Illinois permits after missing a deadline to pay state fees and submit proof of a surety bond.

Rockford Airport Development Advances

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:20:57 CST

By: AP
Winnebago County will contribute $8 million for construction of a jet-repair facility, adding to an investment approved by Rockford earlier in the week.

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