Jamie Munks, SJ-R Breaking News

Jamie Munks

SJ-R Breaking News

Springfield, IL, United States

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Past articles by Jamie:

Judge rules against Pritzker stay-at-home order

A southern Illinois judge delivered a setback to Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday, issuing a temporary injunction allowing Republican state Rep. → Read More

Gov. JB Pritzker extends, modifies Illinois’ stay-at-home order through late May

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a statewide stay-at-home order into late May.But he also announced modifications to it beginning → Read More

Gov. J.B. Pritzker expected to extend Illinois’ stay-at-home order into late May, sources say

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce Thursday that he will extend a statewide stay-at-home order into late May, sources said.The directive is set to → Read More

Chicago casino's future may depend on who's willing to take less cash

After years of failed efforts, a Chicago casino seemed within reach this spring when Illinois lawmakers approved massive gambling expansion.But after a → Read More

Illinois pension buyout program savings fall short

A pension buyout program offered to participants in the three largest state retirement systems in an effort to save Illinois hundreds of millions of → Read More

If Memphis leaves TVA, where would the city get its power?

Memphis city officials are considering power supply options for Memphis Light, Gas and Water, which could mean cutting ties with the Tennessee Valley Authority. → Read More

City of Memphis recognized by Bloomberg foundation for using data to make decisions

The city of Memphis received a 2019 What Works Cities Certification from Bloomberg Philanthropies for incorporating data in decision-making. → Read More

How can Memphis deal with structural racism? The Atlantic, the mayor and experts weigh in

The Atlantic held a panel discussion Tuesday at the National Civil Rights Museum called "Building Opportunity for All." → Read More

Local activist Pamela Moses kicks off run for mayor of Memphis

Memphis activist Pamela Moses launched a bid for the Memphis mayor's office on Friday, widening the candidate field to six. → Read More

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland proposes budget with raises for city workers, no tax increase

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presented his budget proposal to the Memphis City Council on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. → Read More

Long-anticipated Elvis Presley Boulevard work to start, last until 2022

Memphis city officials on Thursday announced the start of improvements along Elvis Presley Boulevard. → Read More

Mayor Jim Strickland responds to Graceland moving contention: 'I don't think they're moving'

An agreement between the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises comes back up for a City Council vote on Tuesday. → Read More

Memphis city solid waste curbside changes coming May 1

The city of Memphis announced a new solid waste service, which takes effect May 1. → Read More

Sixteen known breaches pose threats to Memphis' drinking water supply, study seeks to ID more

The University of Memphis Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research held its first public forum on a five-year water quality study. → Read More

Memphis honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 51 years after death

The 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s slaying at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis was marked during a Thursday ceremony. → Read More

Memphis officials to dig in on studying MLGW power supply alternatives to TVA

Memphis city officials are continuing to look at alternatives to Memphis Light, Gas and Water's power purchase contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. → Read More

Can development do more for communities? Some hope Graceland deal with Whitehaven will start trend

Memphis could join a number of cities in using a community benefits agreement that calls for private reinvestment by developers that receive public incentives. → Read More

Memphis floats plan for Freshwater Institute, research center to study and protect resources

The city of Memphis and a number of other local entities are moving ahead with a proposal to establish a "Freshwater Institute," to study and preserve resources. → Read More

Memphis shows off Cossitt Library, Fourth Bluff Park projects to peer cities

Memphis is one of five cities taking part in the Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative, which brought participants here from Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Akron. → Read More

Memphis, Shelby County to kick off 'New Century of Soul'

Memphis and Shelby County officials announced a number of bicentennial events for an ongoing celebration coined "A New Century of Soul." → Read More