(Undated-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining 32 other attorneys general have reached a settlement with Nationwide Insurance over an October 2012 data breach. The breach resulted in 1.27 million consumers having their personal information, including social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit scoring information and other personal data, stolen or compromised. Under the settlement, Nationwide will pay $5.5 million to the states included in the settlement, and Illinois will receive more than $280,000.
(GIBSON CITY-DG)-Bradbury Auto Sales in Gibson City is having it’s 20th Annual Tent Sale today and tomorrow beginning at 8am each day. The sale is located near the stoplight in Gibson City. Over 100 used cars will be available. Onsite financing will also be available. A free lunch will be provided.
(Rantoul-jm) -- The Half Century of Progress is returning to Rantoul later this month. The farm show runs August 24th through the 27th on the former Chanute Air Force Base. Show Spokesperson J.C. Reitmeier says they are proud to welcome back the Earthquake to this year’s show…
Half Century of Progress Show Spokesperson J.C. Reitmeier.
(McLean County-jm) -- The first case of West Nile Virus in McLean County has been found in the Bloomington area. According to the McLean County Public Health Department, a batch of mosquitoes near Bloomington tested positive for the disease. The health department reminds residents to reduce their risk of getting bit by an infected mosquito by wearing insect repellent containing DEET, wear long sleeves when outside during peak mosquito times and remove stagnant standing water.
(Farmer City-jm) -- Farmer City’s next movie in the park will be on Saturday, August 12th with the showing of Moana at South Park.
(Washington-jm) -- The anxiously-awaited, first survey-based yield and production estimates for this year's corn, soybean, and cotton crops were revealed Thursday by USDA. Rod Bain reports…
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker has selected state Rep. Juliana Stratton of Chicago to be his running mate in the 2018 election. The billionaire businessman said Thursday Stratton has "taken on" Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and will fight for working and middle-class families as his lieutenant governor. Stratton won her first term in office last year with the help of an endorsement from President Barack Obama. Pritzker is among several Democrats looking to unseat Rauner.
(Springfield-jm) -- Conservation World this year features a new butterfly house and an emphasis on protecting the monarch butterfly. The monarch population has been rapidly declining and efforts are underway to boost their numbers. State Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal says they will tag and release monarchs twice daily in Conservation World. Additionally…
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal. Conservation World also features lumberjack shows, a kid’s fishing pond, a wildlife tent, dog demonstrations and more. The fair runs through Sunday, August 20th.
(LeRoy-jm) -- Replex in LeRoy will once again hold their Ranger Days again this school year. Ranger Days are set for August 14th and 15th, October 6th and 9th, November 22nd, December 27th through the 29th, January 2nd through the 5th and March 26th through the 30th. The Ranger Days program is available for kids ages 4-12.
(Gibson City-jm) -- C-U at Home’s documentary film, “The Phoenix, Hope is Rising” will hit the big screen at an area theatre. The group announced Thursday that the film will be shown at the Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in in Gibson City on Sunday, August 20th. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the film is free of charge and open to the public.