Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.


Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.


U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.


Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.


Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.


Murphysboro City Council Allocates $6,000 for Civil War Grave Restoration

Civil War grave markers will be refurbished thanks to $6,000 from the Murphysboro City Council.

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Schakowsky Is No Fan of Rauner’s Style

'Bottom line" mentality at work, she says


UIS’ Link to Cybersecurity

You can't unbreach a system


Durbin: For Medicaid’s Sake, Raise the Income Tax

State legislature enters final week


Pot Decriminalization Bill Passes State Senate

Also: PTSD could be added to illnesses covered in medical marijuana program

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Bill Automatically Registers to Vote Those Getting A Driver’s License or ID

Bill sponsors don't expect it to pass this legislative session.


Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.


Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.


Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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