February 18, 2014

UIC Faculty Set for Two-Day Strike

Faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago say they're walking off the job for two days over the pace of contract negotiations.


Mel Reynolds
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
February 18, 2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean immigration official says former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of Illinois has been arrested in the African country for allegedly posessing pornographic material


February 17, 2014

Illinois Senate Leader Warns Of $3B Budget Hole

A top Illinois Democrat is warning of a nearly $3 billion state budget hole that includes a $1.6 billion revenue decline next year when the state's income tax increase expires.


February 17, 2014

DCFS Director Once Pleaded Guilty To Theft, Was Sued For Child Support

Gov. Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered, records show.


February 16, 2014

Quinn To EPA: Don’t Reduce Ethanol Content

Gov. Pat Quinn is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to follow through on its own proposal to reduce amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.


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