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
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois Senate has passed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Senate Bill 1
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois Senate Republican Caucus are joining their House colleagues in calls to put a “fair maps” amendment on the ballot.
CHICAGO (AP) — A combination of tax increases and budget cuts of $8 billion are being proposed by a group of Chicago businessmen to fix
WASHINGTON (WEEK) — Illinois lawmakers are making statements with their picks for State of the Union guest invitations. U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckwoth (D-Ill.) is inviting
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — A new bill before Illinois lawmakers would make equal parenting time the standard in child custody cases. House Bill 185, sponsored
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth is introducing legislation what would bar employers from asking job applicants for their salary histories. Gordon-Booth, a
CHICAGO (WEEK) — Illinois’ six Catholic bishops are urging state lawmakers to vote “no” against any efforts to legalize recreational marijuana. In a joint release,
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the U.S. is suspending the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. The U.S. had
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Registration is now open for the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. The program was designed for people using opioids to manage their
WASHINGTON (WEEK) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is gunning for Rep. Rodney Davis’ central Illinois House seat. Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, was included
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