October 31, 2012

Gov. Quinn’s Half-Measures on Prison Openness

After months and months of requests from media outlets, Illinois Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It is a step in the right direction, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit. Still, Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.


October 31, 2012

State Approves Carle Emergency Expansion

The state of Illinois has signed off on Carle Foundation Hospital’s request to expand its emergency department, adding 14,000 square feet and 17 more acute beds.


October 29, 2012

Arbitrator: Quinn May Close Prisons

The union that represents Illinois correctional workers is continuing its fight to keep Governor Pat Quinn from closing two prisons and several other facilities. Now that an arbitrator has ruled in favor the Quinn administration, both sides are taking the fight back to court.


October 26, 2012

Gov. Quinn to Allow Prison Tours

News reporters can expect tours of Illinois prisons. Gov. Pat Quinn’s Administration appears to be changing its tune on allowing reporters inside state prisons. 


October 26, 2012

Gov. Quinn to Allow Prison Tours

News reporters can expect tours of Illinois prisons. Gov. Pat Quinn’s Administration appears to be changing its tune on allowing reporters inside state prisons. 


Mike Frerichs and John Bambenek
(Mike Thomas/WILL)
October 25, 2012

52nd State Senate Candidates Assess Role of Government

The candidates running in Illinois’ 52nd State Senate race list many of the same basic responsibilities of state government ---- public safety, maintaining infrastructure, education and aid to the poor and destitute. However, there are nuanced differences between Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) and John Bambenek (R-Champaign).


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