Sen. Heather Steans
Sen. Heather Steans' Office
May 03, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Republican Votes On Stopgap Spending Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats are hoping to win bipartisan support for a partial government spending plan. The proposal would release more than $800 million that’s been collected in special state accounts for higher education and human services, areas that have been particularly squeezed during the 22-month budget stalemate.


doctor in a lab
Courtesy CDC.gov
May 02, 2017

Illinois’ Late Payments Could Cost Medicaid Patients Access To Doctors

More than two dozen doctors, health care providers and insurance companies are warning a federal judge in Chicago that they may stop serving hundreds of thousands of poor patients in Illinois if the state government continues to delay its court-ordered Medicaid reimbursement payments.


Professors picketing at the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois
May 02, 2017

UIS Faculty On Strike

Tenured and tenure-track professors at the University of Illinois Springfield are on strike starting today.  Nearly 170 professors belong to the union that will take to the picket line this morning. 


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