An Armed Forces of Mata ship arrives base in Valletta last October.
(Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters/Landov)
September 15, 2014

500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Some 500 migrants trying to make their way from Egypt to Malta by boat are believed to have drowned last week after people smugglers reportedly rammed and sank their vessel, according to the International Organization for Migration.


August 26, 2014

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.


August 25, 2014

Quinn Vetoes Illinois Ridesharing Regulations

Rideshare services have scored a win against Chicago's taxi industry in a battle that began in the legislature - and moved on to the race for Illinois governor. 


August 07, 2014

Amtrak Looking To Add Routes Through Champaign

Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years - up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year.  That trend developed after the rail service added routes.  Now the train service could grow more in the future.


Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State Address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol on Jan. 29.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 25, 2014

Executive Inspector General Looking At IDOT Hiring

 As Gov. Pat Quinn battles a lawsuit accusing his administration of political hiring, the state watchdog charged with investigating ethics violations is asking to get involved.


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