Federal data shows that a smaller percentage of children in the state in need of mental health care get it compared to the national average. Health care professionals say part of the reason for that is a lack of resources, and parents not knowing where to turn for help.
Charter schools have long been a divisive issue. Supporters say they allow schools to teach kids free of burdensome regulations. Opponents say they take money away from traditional schools. In Illinois this year, those views are colliding.
New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year.
Married couples in America co-own 3.7 million small businesses, according to the Census Bureau, and the arrangement can be fruitful when both marriage and business are going well. But what happens when it doesn't? Most of the time, when the love dies, the business relationship ends, too.
Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.
It's been two years since FBI agents arrested Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell.She is in prison for stealing $53 million over the course of two decades.
There were 304,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, up just 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 302,000, the Employment and Training Administration said Thursday.
Federal prosecutors say indicted Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith took FBI agents to his house and turned over cash he had allegedly taken as a bribe.
University of Illinois trustees will hold a special meeting Friday to name the 19 members of the search committee that will look for a new president. They'll also look into options for a supplemental plan to help employees make up for an expected loss in pension funds.
U of I President Robert Easter has said he plans to retire in June 2015. The university has said it hopes to have a replacement selected by January.
The committee will include trustees, faculty members, students, as well representatives from UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation, among others.
The trustees oversee all three university campuses and will have the final say on a replacement for Easter.
Easter has been president since 2012. He replaced Michael Hogan who resigned under pressure from faculty who were unhappy over his plans for the university.
Easter was previously a faculty member, dean, provost and chancellor on the Champaign-Urbana campus.
U of I administrators have looked at a few options for helping employees who expect to lose out on a portion of their retirement funds with last year's passage of the pension reform plan. But the News-Gazette reports that no decision is expected at Friday's meeting.
Urbana’s police chief expects to make a formal pitch later this month that some officers be allowed to carry Tasers.