The Illinois Statehouse.
Jenna Dooley/WNIJ
November 06, 2017

Porter Appointed As Legislative Inspector General

The Illinois General Assembly has finally chosen someone to investigate ethics complaints against state legislators and staff. The position had been vacant for nearly three years.


A chart of income tax rates.
Alyson Hurt and Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR
November 03, 2017

CHART: How The Tax Overhaul Would Affect You

House Republicans have put forward their first stab at a tax overhaul bill, and while some parts have been long-promised — fewer brackets, a steep corporate tax cut — there were a few surprises, like the fact that the new bill doesn't touch 401(k) savings rules.


Champaign Historic Preservation Commission.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
November 02, 2017

3 Buildings To Be Demolished For Champaign Central Expansion Nominated For Landmark Status

Three buildings that the Champaign School Board wants to tear down for the expansion of Central High School have been nominated for local landmark status. The action approved Thursday by the Champaign Historic Preservation Commission occurred the same day that the school board filed formal protests with the city.


Al Bowman
Illinois State University.
November 02, 2017

State Board Of Higher Ed Names New Director

Al Bowman, a former president of Illinois State University, has been tapped to lead the Illinois Board of Higher Education. His appointment comes as higher education institutions have seen their budgets slashed and enrollment decline, so it’s hard to know whether to congratulate him.


Stack of coins.
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October 31, 2017

Illinois Issues: Is The State Budget Balanced?

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently criticized the Democrats for passing a spending plan that is more than a billion dollars out of balance, according to analysis from his budget office. That same report noted that if one-time revenues are included, the state could see a surplus at the end of the year.


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