The Illini baseball team stays alive in the Big Ten Tournament with a 2-0 shutout of Michigan State Friday. They play Michigan at 1 p.m. Saturday, and hope to play them again Saturday evening for a shot at the championship game.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled. Three Democrats voted no Thursday. Madigan blamed Republicans, who he says were following Governor Bruce Rauner's orders for protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.
Illinois' 2-1 loss to Maryland at the Big Tournament at Target Field ends a Big Ten record 27-game winning streak. The Illini will now take on Michigan State in an elimination game Friday night at 7:30.
The bill that passed the Senate Thursday (HB 1326) deals with manufactured gas plant waste, which is called 'very dangerous' by co-sponsor Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet.) The measure was inspired by efforts to keep PCB's out of the Clinton Landfill.