President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
January 20, 2015

Durbin, Shimkus React To Obama’s SOTU Address

The two parties remain largely divided on the goals President Obama discussed in Tuesday's State of the Union address.  We gauged reaction from area lawmakers.


Members of the Illinois House take the oath at the University of Illinois at Springfield
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January 14, 2015

99th General Assembly Sworn In

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly is officially underway. A new class of state legislators was sworn into the Illinois House and Senate Wednesday in Springfield.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner after swearing in ceremonies in the Senate chambers Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 14, 2015

Human Services Advocates Address Rauner Spending Freeze

The Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Services, which represents a number of human services agencies around the state, expects the 'non-essential' areas to include consulting contracts.


Unit 4 Superintendent Judy Wiegand runs through the ballot item to be placed on April ballots.
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January 12, 2015

Unit 4 Board Approves New Bond Issue

Champaign Unit 4 school board members Monday unanimously approved a new $144-million bond issue for the April ballot, which keeps the same plan for a new Central High School, but includes a new Dr. Howard Elementary.


Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office as Illinois' 42nd governor.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 12, 2015

Rauner Sworn In As Governor

In his inaugural speech Monday in Springfield, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner blamed the state’s poor business climate in part on the red ink in the state budget.


Eastern Illinois University logo
January 06, 2015

EIU Extends Tuition Waiver Program Through 2019

Eastern Illinois University will continue to offer a partial tuition waiver for some students under a state law that took effect on January first.  EIU's president says it's a win-win for students and the school.


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