Governor Bruce Rauner introduces members of his "transition team" in Chicago.
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
January 19, 2015

Rauner Video Appeals to State Employees

In a video to state employees on Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to make Illinois "a wonderful place to work" with attractive benefits and fair compensation.


Satirical portrayal of Governor Bruce Rauner moving into the Governor's mansion by Political Cartoonist, Scott Stantis
(Photo:WNIJ/ Scott Stantis)
January 16, 2015

Political Cartoonists Share Details of Drawing Illinois Politicians

Scott Stantis and Bruce Quast have made a living out of making fun of some of the most powerful people in Illinois. Stantis draws political cartoons for the Chicago Tribune, and Quast draws for the Rockford Register-Star.  Both discuss the details of drawing Illinois politicians.


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Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia
(Photo: AP Images)
January 15, 2015

Lessons to be Learned From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

A UVA fraternity is reinstated after an article published by the Rolling Stone was discredited   Executive Director of Rape, Advocacy Counseling and Education Services Kerri True-Funk says there’s a lesson  about how sexual assault victims’ stories are told. 


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Members of the Illinois House take the oath at the University of Illinois at Springfield
(Brian Mackey/WUIS)
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.


a stethoscope sitting on a computer keyboard
January 13, 2015

Urbana Mayor Wants Healthcare Costs Studied

Healthcare costs in East Central Illinois are 35 percent higher than they are in Chicago, according to a new study. While those costs may be fixed for now, Urbana's mayor wants to do something about it.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 13, 2015

Rauner’s Spending Freeze Raises Questions

Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order freezing "non-essential" state spending is raising questions about exactly what spending it covers at state universities.


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