March 05, 2013

Dwight Prison to Close by Month’s End

The Associated Press has learned the Illinois women's prison in Dwight will close by March 31 after a complicated move of hundreds of inmates, including the temporary placement of 500 prisoners in gymnasiums.


March 05, 2013

Gov. Quinn Prepares to Deliver Budget Address

An administration official says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will spend part of his budget address crediting a contract agreement with Illinois' largest union for $900 million in healthcare savings.


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.


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