Tony has a B.A. in American Studies from Miami University. He previously worked at WNIJ in DeKalb, IL and WMUB in Oxford, OH. His first job in journalism was as a stringer, recording stats for local high school sports.
Stories by Tony Arnold
Crestwood’s Lou Presta became the latest Illinois public official to get indicted in a wide-ranging federal investigation.
With COVID-19 On The Rise In Illinois, Pritzker Proposes Fines For Businesses That Don’t Enforce Mask Rule
As COVID-19 cases hit the highest one-day tally in Illinois since late May, the governor wants businesses that don’t comply with mask and space requirements to be fined.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he heard positive feedback and support from fellow Democrats after facing calls that he resign in the wake of a corruption scandal.
The new restrictions on youth sports come as Gov. JB Pritzker pointed to coronavirus outbreaks linked to youth sports and the Miami Marlins.
“If you’re not wearing a mask, you’re doing it wrong,” the Illinois governor said Wednesday. The state saw its highest single-day new case count since early June.
The subpoena, dated Friday, is a veritable who’s who of the federal probe, but names new major institutions.
ComEd Charged With Bribery For Steering Jobs, Other Benefits For Speaker Michael Madigan. Speaker Denies The Feds’ Claims.
As ComEd pays $200 million fine, Speaker Madigan has denied wrongdoing. “He has never made a legislative decision with improper motives,” a spokeswoman said.
Samuel Wheeler is out as state historian months after finding no new evidence a multimillion dollar stovepipe hat belonged to President Abraham Lincoln.
As the state saw a day of over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, Pritzker split the state into 11 regions, with new “mitigation” measures if cases surge.
Gov. JB Pritzker ‘Won’t Hesitate’ To Enact Stricter COVID-19 Measures If Numbers Continue To Increase
Pritzker also defended his decision to let school districts decide whether to have in-class instruction as COVID-19 cases climb.