President Obama is introduced by Andy MacCracken, before signing a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt on Monday in East Room of the White House.
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
June 10, 2014

Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.


June 10, 2014

EIU Seeking $6 Million In Cuts

Declining enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is forcing the school to seek out about $6-million in cuts.  But an administrator says the school in Charleston has yet to identify where those cuts will be made.


June 09, 2014

Hearings Set on CU Mass Transit Annexation Plans

Public hearings take the evenings of June 10th, 11th and 12th as the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District seeks to annex additional territory in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 09, 2014

Gov. Quinn Signs Chicago Pension Overhaul

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that would help Chicago reduce a multibillion-dollar pension shortfall but could lead to a property tax increase.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 09, 2014

Decision Day For Gov. Quinn On Chicago Pension Plan

It’s decision day for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn is scheduled to act by the end of Monday on a major pension reform bill that would affect the retirement plans for more than 50,000 City of Chicago employees.


June 09, 2014

After Some Juvenile Arrests, A Fresh Start

A new law will automatically clear certain arrest records for juveniles when they turn 18. It’s meant to keep arrests that did not result in criminal charges from following kids into adulthood.


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