March 04, 2013

Quinn Vetoes 2011 Gaming Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a piece of old gambling legislation that would have added five new casinos, including one in Danville, and more slot machines.


March 03, 2013

Many Challenges as Quinn Inks Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn has a tough job ahead of him as he prepares to deliver his latest proposed budget Wednesday for a state in financial disarray.


March 01, 2013

EIU Approves Lowest Tuition Hike Since 1993

Tuition is going up this fall at Eastern Illinois University. But university officials say it’s the lowest increase for the school at Charleston in years.


March 01, 2013

Obama:  ‘We Will Get Through This’

Washington sure isn't making it easy" for the American people and the American economy, President Obama told reporters late Friday morning as he and other lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert $85 billion worth of automatic "sequester" spending cuts due to start at the end of the day Friday.


February 28, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois. The state Senate passed the expansion 40-19 on Thursday, sending the bill to the House.


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