In this Dec. 12, 2013. file photo, a customer holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Chicago. State officials announced Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, that Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 bi
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 18, 2015

Rauner Administration Fires Illinois Lottery Manager

The governor is ending the contract of Northstar Lottery Group. Rauner's adminstration says a new private manager will take over day-to-day operation of the lottery by January 2017.

September 18, 2015

Pride Fest Celebrates With ‘Love Wins’

This weekend marks the sixth annual CU Pride Festival in downtown Champaign, and organizers say this year is unique. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. Caitlin Jenner's very public transition made conversations about transgender issues even more mainstream.

In this April 28, 2014 photo, Students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.
(AP Photo/David Mercer)
September 17, 2015

University Employees Dealing With Frozen Medical Claims

Union leaders are dealing with concerns from some members that some self-insured health plan payments for state employees have been halted as a result of the state budget impasse.  Four providers are asking members to upfront at the time of an appointment, and will be reimbursed later.

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September 17, 2015

State Panel: Paxton B&B Violated The Law

The Illinois Human Rights Commission said Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast in Paxton broke the law when denying access to a same-sex couple.  Todd and Mark Wathen wanted to hold a civil union ceremony there in 2011.

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