the now-shuttered Dwight Correctional Center

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

October 01, 2014

Watchdog: Gov Faces Challenge With Prison Population

Illinois prisons are handling about 17,000 more inmates then they were built for. A watchdog group says the state is at a turning point, and needs leadership from whoever is sworn in as governor in 2015.


September 30, 2014

Rose Calls For DNR To Hurry Up On Eagle Creek Resort

State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is promising an in-depth budget review of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, saying it has moved too slowly on renovations for the resort at Eagle Creek State Recreation Area in Shelby County.


(AP Photo/LM Otero)

September 30, 2014

Ebola Case Confirmed in US

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.  


Secret Service Director Julia Pierson enters a hearing room in April.

(Cliff Owen/AP)

September 30, 2014

Secret Service Boss Vows No Repeat Of Breach

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence will never happen again.


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