Ralph Martire of the addressed a large crowd with his fiscal plan at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 28, 2015

Fiscal Expert Has Plan To Fix Illinois’ Budget Woes

Ralph Martire with the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability says his 4 steps would balance Illinois' budget within two years.  He spoke at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.


a radar image of Illinois weather.
Image from NWS.gov
April 24, 2015

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."


AP Photo
April 17, 2015

Falling Union Membership? The Governor Has A Theory About That ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent much of his first few months in office talking about labor unions. He’s shared not only policy proposals, but also his ideas about the history of the union movement. Illinois Public Media's Brian Mackey wrote about the state of labor in the April edition of Illinois Issues magazine and decided to take a closer look at one the governor’s theories.


Travelers wait in line after several delays at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
April 13, 2015

Are People Really Leaving Illinois In Droves?

Last year, Illinois was one of a handful of states that lost population. More than 90,000 people moved elsewhere.  It became a campaign issue for Governor when then candidate Bruce Rauner criticized the state's lack of friendliness to business, but the numbers don't mean mean there is a crisis, or even a real clamor, to leave the state.                    


Jarling's Custard Cup on 309 W Kirby Ave, which closed its doors last Monday when inventory ran out, has resumed operations on limited hours.
(Photo: Facebook)
April 06, 2015

Jarling’s Custard Cup To Re-Open Wednesday

A week after the popular frozen custard location closed its doors, the owners say they'll operate four days a week, beginning April 8.  There's no word on a new owner.


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