October 31, 2012

Gov. Quinn’s Half-Measures on Prison Openness

After months and months of requests from media outlets, Illinois Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It is a step in the right direction, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit. Still, Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.


October 31, 2012

State Approves Carle Emergency Expansion

The state of Illinois has signed off on Carle Foundation Hospital’s request to expand its emergency department, adding 14,000 square feet and 17 more acute beds.


October 29, 2012

A Look at Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Central Illinois

Superstorm Sandy is effecting several areas in Central Illinois, from transportation (gas prices & air travel), food expenses (the price of seafood), to the efforts of local agencies (relief crews from the Red Cross, and repair crews from Ameren).


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