Articles by Kevin Bessler

ACLU calls license plate cameras invasive

As Illinois communities debate whether to install license plate cameras to fight crime, some are calling the technology invasive. After much debate, Champaign recently voted to install 46 automatic license plate readers around the community….

Illinois ranked 21st in latest U.S. Prosperity Index

Illinois is the 21st most prosperous state in the country. The 2021 United States Prosperity Index is a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of prosperity, including safety and security, business environment, health and living conditions….

Restaurants plan for post-pandemic future

With plans to lift all COVID-10 capacity restrictions Friday, Illinois restaurants are entering another chapter. Many didn’t survive the pandemic, while others stayed afloat with government funding while offering curbside pickup. The Illinois Restaurant Association…