Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon announced on Monday that it is opening its first fulfillment center in Illinois, which it says will create a thousand new full-time jobs. This is the sixth fulfillment-related announcement from the company in about three months. It will be…

George W. Bush Attending Naperville Book Promotion

Forty-third President of the United States George W. Bush is set to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, Illinois in promotion of his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father. The biography details the life and career…

Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site…

City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above),…

Police Raid House Over Parody Twitter Account About City Mayor

If you live in Peoria, Illinois, you’d better watch what you tweet about the mayor. Rather, you’d better watch what you tweet as the mayor from a parody account. City police performed a search operation at a Peoria home on…

Tornadoes Reported in Mid and Southwestern States: 8

It’s time for one of nature’s biggest blockbuster hits: Tornado Season. On Thursday, the bulk of the Midwestern and Southwestern states experienced high winds and giant balls of hail in one day, and eight tornadoes touched down in Texas, Missouri…

Missing SIU Student Likely Froze To Death

The sorrow is almost palpable among those who knew Pravin Varughese. The Southern Illinois University student had not been seen for roughly a week, but it was hoped that he was simply missing and that no harm had come to…

Missing SIU Student Found Dead In Woods

The desperate search for a Southern Illinois University student who had been missing since last week has ended in tragedy. Earlier today, the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese was found in Carbondale, Illinois. According to police, Varughese was found…

Rod Blagojevich Will Have His Day In Court

If you thought you’d seen the last of Rod Blagojevich (and his hair) you were wrong. The former Illinois governor had been convicted in 2011 of a variety of corruption charges. The most controversial being his attempts to sell President…

This Video of the Illinois EF-4 Tornado Is as Gut-Wrenching as It Gets

Over the weekend, tornados rocked the midwest – and one of the hardest-hit towns was Washington, Illinois. According to FEMA, more than 1,000 homes sustained damage, and at least 6 people were killed in Illinois. In Washington specifically, at least…