May 20, 2013

Obama to Host Burmese President

President Thein Sein is to meet Barack Obama in Washington, in the first state visit by a Burmese leader since 1966.


May 17, 2013

Plan Could Shift Pension Costs to School Districts

The president of the Champaign School Board says if schools in Illinois are forced to cover more of their retirement costs under a new pension deal, then state education funding must improve.


Southern Illinois University President Glen Poshard and University of Illinois President Robert Easter
(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)
May 16, 2013

Universities Agree to Slowly Pick Up Pensions

Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits. 


guns
(Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times /Landov)
May 16, 2013

Senate Committee Advances Concealed Carry Bill

An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would pave the way for concealed-carry of firearms in Illinois, but gun-rights advocates say it is too restrictive.


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