In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at an event in Springfield.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 27, 2015

Senate Panel Rejects Rauner Worker’s Comp Proposal

The Illinois Senate began taking up parts of Governor Bruce Rauner’s pro-business agenda Wednesday.  Democrats voted along party lines to defeat a workers compensation proposal.

beautifully arranged variety of vegetables
April 16, 2015

Food Deserts Spreading In Rural Areas

The U. S. Department of Agriculture describes a food desert as: a neighborhood or town without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable food options.

January 04, 2015

Incoming Senate Chairman: Gas Tax Increase On Table

The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.  

Democrat Carol Ammons gets emotional after winning the race for the 103rd House Seat.
(Claire Everett)
November 05, 2014

Carol Ammons Wins 103rd House Seat Over Kristin Williamson

Democrat Carol Ammons is Representative Naomi Jakobsson's new successor for the retiring lawmaker's seat in the Illinois House. Ammons says she's eager to follow in Jakobsson's footsteps, starting with a tax overhaul.

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