Gas prices could soon be rising by as much as 10 cents per gallon in Illinois, courtesy of the state’s new record-setting budget plan that removed a six-year-old 20 percent tax exemption on wholesale gas prices.
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) came to the West Frankfort City Council meeting on July 25 with a special message of thanks to three members of the city's police department, two city firefighters and two residents, according to a press release.
The Illinois attorney general has put the responsibility for answering Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Benton Municipal Airport squarely on the City of Benton, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) celebrated the recent agreement between the Illinois Department of Corrections (IODC) and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) that will prevent the layoff of 124 nurses working in correctional facilities.