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.
Champaign City Council members have given their initial endorsement to a 2013 property tax levy that garners the same amount as last year.
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.
The candidates running in Illinois’ 13th Congressional district have their own thoughts about the federal government’s role in funding education and making it more effective.
Illinois students' performance slipped slightly, at least according to No Child Left Behind standards.
Some experts from the Quad Cities have arrived in New York to help the city recover from Superstorm Sandy.
A state board has voted to allow the closure of a central Illinois institution for the developmentally disabled.
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).
The three men vying for Illinois’ 13th Congressional have very different views about the future of health care in America. Democrat David Gill, Republican Rodney Davis, and Independent John Hartman all think very differently about the Affordable Care Act.
The elimination of the Illinois Cares RX program means a number of seniors are seeking alternative sources for discount prescription drugs.