Pat Quinn
March 02, 2015

Ex-Governor Quinn Begins Collecting $137,000 Pension

The base of former Gov. Pat Quinn's salary is protected under the pension overhaul he signed into law, but like other state employees, future hikes will be reduced should the court uphold its constitutionality.


In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
February 26, 2015

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.


(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
February 25, 2015

Champaign County Board Reviews $32 Million Jail Plan

The plan would consolidate Champaign County jail operations in an expanded and renovated satellite jail, but some county board members and citizens want more emphasis on programs to lower the county's incarceration rate.


U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock speaking to reporters in Peoria, IL.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
February 25, 2015

Schock Defends Travels on Campaign Donors’ Airplanes

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) says he uses private planes owned by campaign donors to stay in touch with constituents and for campaign fundraising ... but is now reviewing his office procedures concerning the expenses.


graphic of the seal of the university of illinois
credit: University of Illinois
February 24, 2015

Rauner Nominates Alumni To U of I Board

Gov. Rauner is nominating Alumni Assiciation Board members Jill Smart and Ramon Cepeda to serve as University of Illinois Trustees.


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