State leaders are looking ahead to Governor Pritzker’s budget speech Wednesday night. Pritzker took office facing a $3.2 billion budget deficit and nearly $15 billion in unpaid bills. Former comptroller
State leaders are looking ahead to Governor Pritzker’s budget speech Wednesday night. Pritzker took office facing a $3.2 billion budget deficit and nearly $15 billion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — A Southern Illinois representative wants to require DCFS to investigate homes where kids will be homeschooled for signs of child abuse.
NORMAL, Ill. (WEEK) — The Normal Town Council is getting its first look at the new designs for the Trail East project in Uptown Normal.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — Central Illinois Democrats are opposed to a declaration of a national emergency by President Donald Trump Friday morning to build a
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Three Illinois Republicans have filed a House resolution calling for Chicago to become the 51st state. HR101, filed by Rep. Brad
CHICAGO (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is creating two new taskforces to look at consolidating the state’s public pension funds and transferring state real estate
OGLESBY, Ill. (WEEK) — An Illinois state senator is proposing a bill creating admission fees for the state’s most popular state park. State Sen. Sue
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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren will enter the 2020 presidential contest Saturday, hoping a populist call to fight economic inequality will help
LA GRANGE, Ill. (WEEK) — A new report found a $15 statewide minimum hourly wage would have the highest impact for low-income workers outside Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration said the state budget deficit stands at $3.2 billion, $400 million than previously estimated. The report attributes
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is celebrating the Senate’s passage of a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Business groups across Illinois are calling for compromise on a minimum wage hike in Illinois, especially outside the Chicago area. “We
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
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