Pritzker proposes tax hike on beer, wine and liquor

By Cole Lauterbach The Center Square SPRINGFIELD - Drinking in Illinois could soon cost more. Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to raise taxes on beer, wine and liquor to help pay for a new infrastructure spending plan. A proposal released…

City, judge temporarily block chancery demolition

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -- First the city, then a Winnebago County judge halted demolition of the former chancery building on the city's northwest side Friday morning. The first measure occurred a little after 9 a.m., when city…

Entertainment venue coming to CherryVale Mall

Staff Report CHERRY VALLEY -- CherryVale Mall announced today the addition of a new-to-market entertainment venue, Tilt Studio and Tilt Ten. The venue will feature more than 121,000 square feet of entertainment, chef-crafted food,…

Bernie Sanders slams Joe Biden as favorite foil

By Juana Summers Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden's past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a "middle ground" approach to addressing climate change. His…