Bruce Rauner
(Bruce Rauner)
January 12, 2016

Rauner Says He Has Plan To Stop Court-Ordered Spending

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will outline a plan to get Illinois out from under court-ordered spending that's plunging the state further into debt during a seven-month budget stalemate.  

Illini guard Kendrick Nunn dunks overe Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 11, 2016

Illini Beat Purdue 84-70 In 1st Big Ten Win Of Season

Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 as Illinois defeated No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Hill and Nunn combined to shoot 17-for-27 from the field. The Illini also held Purdue's two 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, to a combined 16 points.

The Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Homeland Security
January 09, 2016

Illinois ID Accepted At Airport Security Two More Years

Your Illinois driver's license will continue to be accepted by airport security for at least two more years. The state has yet to adopt stricter federal rules under the Real ID Act, and Illinois IDs could have been refused for air travel as early as this spring. 

Verse on a 1909 picture postcard says New Year's resolutions "always break as easy as soap bubbles".
Wikimedia Commons
January 08, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions For State Leaders In A Word: Budget!

It's a week into the New Year, and gyms across the country are packed with people who've vowed to get in shape.  Illinois Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky had resolved to be one of them ... but admits -- already, she's fallen short. Maybe Illinois' leaders will have better luck.  Vinicky asked around for their civic-minded resolutions. 

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