Democratic lawmakers and Rauner do not appear to be close to a budget deal. But if they can work out their differences, they will likely be looking for more revenue to help close the state's massive budget deficit. That could mean higher taxes for you.
John Reifsteck is chairman and president of GROWMARK, Inc, a regional agricultural cooperative in Bloomington, Ill. Reifsteck, who is also a grain farmer, told lawmakers that unless Congress backs a national standard and blocks individual state laws, American agriculture will be harmed.
If the US Supreme Court eliminates subsidies for those enrolled in insurance plans through the federal healthcare exchange, how will it impact Illinois consumers? Brian Moline finds out from Claudia Lennhoff, Executive Director of Champaign County Healthcare Consumers.
While state leaders haggle over next year's budget, Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liabilty remains the elephant in the room. Don Boyd is a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute in Albany, New York, and studies state finance with a focus on pensions. Boyd spoke with Morning Edition Host Brian Moline about the causes of the shortfall and some possible solutions.
Since November, U of I has repeatedly denied the FOIA requests for the emails citing that producing the documents would be unduly burdensome. Salaita’s attorney Anand Swaminathan said the issue was never about burden, but rather about access.
Doctor Jeffrey Mjaanes directs the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He told Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that despite all the research, there's still a lot we don't know about concussions.
Never before has there been as much attention paid to what it means to be transgender. Illinois offers more protections from discrimination and harrassment than most states, but some are still pushing to ensure a good quality of life for people whose gender identity does not match their anatomy.
Both measures failed; only one Republican voted for each of the property tax measures while dozens of Democrats did. Republicans say it was a fake attempt, but Democrats say the plans mirror Rauner's proposal.