A member of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says he won't be supporting Donald Trump as the party's nominee for president. The governor's aide also says he will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.
A $454 million bill to increase funding for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities has cleared the state Senate. Lawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House on Thursday.
On the 21st: Seven out of 10 of the most profitable hospitals in the US are nonprofit -- we learned about what it means to be a nonprofit hospital, and what we should -- and should not -- take away from the earnings numbers. Plus, a local radio host joined us to share why he took action to help reopen a state park in Madison County.
Today on the 21st: Schools across Illinois are starting to create policies to provide transgender students with access to restrooms that match their gender identity. What do advocates want? Plus, we learned about a herd of bison in Illinois that live in a surprising location.
Evelyn Reynolds of the Champaign-Urbana chapter of Black Lives Matter talks with Rachel Otwell about her group's efforts to better understand and connect with black immigrants in the community, many of whom are Congolese.
Last November, disgruntled voters in a Rust Belt state beset by economic decline, budget shortfalls and pension woes, booted their incumbent governor — one of the least popular in the nation — out of office.
Despite recent hype over the possibility of legislators putting questions on the November ballot to change the constitution, the Illinois House adjourned Wednesday without even voting on proposed amendments. Their lack of action means voters won't be asked whether they want to change how they're taxed.