June 01, 2016

The 21st: Budget Stakeholders; The Play ‘Long Lost’

June 1 marks the beginning of our 11th month without a state budget. Many haven't felt the affects of this - 90 percent of the budget is being funded, via special court orders, because of federal-pass through money or individual laws. For the 10 percent of those who aren't being funded, however - state universities, many social service agencies, prisons, state parks - it's an entirely different story.


Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville, before its closing in 2009.
Photo: Illinois Issues
May 24, 2016

IDNR: Build New Eagle Creek Resort, Instead Of Fixing Up Old One

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it will seek a developer to build a new Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center on Lake Shelbyville, because of the high cost of repairing the old facility cited in an engineers' assessment survey.


Casting process at Alloy Engineering & Casting, Champaign.
WIRCO
May 21, 2016

Alloy Foundry In Champaign Damaged By Fire

Champaign fire officials said fire crews would remain at the Alloy Engineering and Casting foundry on the city’s west side on Saturday, to put out any spot fires, following the three-alarm blaze that burned there for more than five hours overnight.  Later Saturday, officials there were eager to begin assessing the damage, and to see what it would take to get the site up and going again.


Governor Rauner greets supporters at Nord's Outdoor Power in Bloomington
WGLT
May 06, 2016

Rauner Pushes Workers’ Comp Reform In Bloomington

Governor Bruce Rauner has taken his turnaround agenda campaign to Bloomington, calling for workers comp reform to save Caterpillar jobs that are moving to Arizona. He also repeatedly avoided answering questions about him not endorsing apparent GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump.


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