An area senator wants area retirees to keep Health Alliance as their Medicare Advantage provider. Mike Frerichs’ (D-Champaign) amendment would let those on Medicare Advantage remain on Health Alliance, which was dropped last year by the state for those retiree contracts, despite being the low bidder.
A state senator is again revising a proposal to change the state's school funding formula in hopes of gaining more bipartisan support.
Last year, the Republican playbook for keeping control of the House of Representatives in 2014 and winning the Senate consisted of a fairly simple strategy: Run against Obamacare.
A U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in Syria has failed, after Russia and China voted against the measure.
Illinois Democrats are quietly discussing expanding Medicaid spending at the same time Gov. Pat Quinn is laying out a doomsday budget.
Democrats in the Illinois House on Wednesday handed a significant defeat to Governor Pat Quinn. Fewer than half are willing to go along with his push to extend a higher income tax rate. That could mean significant cuts in state spending.
Champaign city officials reported Wednesday evening that Rising Road had been closed between Curtis and Windsor Roads, due to several power poles and power lines that were knocked down onto the roadway by a thunderstorm.
The Illinois House has approved legislation that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana.
Anybody found to have manipulated or falsified Veterans Affairs records "will be held accountable," President Obama said Wednesday.
In an agreement reminiscent of the early days of the Cold War, Russia has agreed to supply China with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of natural gas via a pipeline from Siberia pipeline to begin pumping in four years.