The Champaign County Board’s new Republican vice-chairman says his caucus backed Democrat Pattsi Petrie of Champaign for county board chair, because they thought she was the best of the two Democrats seeking the job.
Illinois Public Media News
By Hannah Meisel
Illinois will remain without its own state healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act ... at least for the moment. The inaction by the General Assembly could mean the state will pay more to create one in the future.
by Scott Cameron
Israel's top diplomat in the Midwest today weighed in on the political upheaval in his country and the challenges facing Israel both inside and outside of its borders. He also talked about the University of Illinois' board of trustees decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita after the Palestinian-American professor made controversial remarks about Israel on Twitter.
By The Associated Press
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he plans to adjourn his chamber on Wednesday and not call lawmakers back before the new governor is seated.
By Hannah Meisel
Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.
By Amanda Vinicky
A revamped statewide minimum wage hike is in the works, following Chicago's passage of one for the city.
By Erica Werner and The Associated Press
The House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
By Eyder Peralta
By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner was back in Springfield Tuesday. He told reporters - not surprisingly - that Illinois’ finances are in terrible shape.
By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from NPR
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he hopes the city council's approval of a $13 minimum wage for the city will "jolt'' state lawmakers into raising the issue statewide.