April 15, 2013

Madigan Says NY Gun Ruling Affects Illinois

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay out of the gun debate in New York will influence concealed carry discussions in Illinois.


April 15, 2013

Ex-Congressman Cited for Improper IDOT Hiring

The state's top investigator found that a former congressman did "little work'' as assistant secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation other than to take actions which entailed "misconduct and abuse.''


April 12, 2013

Shimkus, Davis, Weigh in on Obama Budget Plan

A downstate Illinois Congressman says President Barack Obama is taking a ‘realistic’ approach in his fiscal budget.  But a fellow Republican calls cuts to Medicare and Social Security 'irresponsible.'


April 11, 2013

Illinois Human Services Staff Too Lean

Officials say the Illinois Department of Human Services staff is so lean that caseworkers can devote only 45 minutes a year to some families in need of social services.


April 10, 2013

Homer Mayor:  Looking Beyond the Coal Mine

The new mayor of Homer says a proposed coal mine was the driving force behind voter turnout Tuesday. But Ray Cunningham says prior dealings with Indiana-based Sunrise Coal won’t be an issue now.


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