Illnois Governor Bruce Rauner.

News Local/State - March 20, 2015

State To Divert “Fair-Share” Fees From Unions

A Rauner administration memo obtained by the AP instructs state agencies to begin diverting "fair share" fees from nonunion members' paychecks away from unions.

Students walk past the Alma Mater statue on the University of Illinois Urbana campus in April 2014.

(AP Photo/David Mercer)

News Local/State - March 19, 2015

University Presidents Plead Case Before Senate Committee

A week after a House committee heard testimony from university presidents on Gov. Rauner's proposed cuts, state senators heard from administrators, including U of I President Bob Easter.

Former Illinois lawmaker Keith Farnham on the House floor in May 2010.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

News Local/State - March 18, 2015

Former Lawmaker Sentenced To Eight Years in Child Porn Case

A federal judge has sentenced a terminally ill former Illinois lawmaker to eight years in prison for compiling and trading more than 2,000 pornographic images of children online.

Schock talks with House Speaker John Boehner in a file photo from January 9. 2015.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

News Local/State - March 17, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock Announces Resignation

Republican Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. A special election will be held to name his replacement.

News Local/State - March 17, 2015

UPDATE: Suspected Measles Case Not Measles After All

A woman and a small female child received an initial diagnosis at OSF Promptcare on Fort Jesse Road in Normal on Sunday.   Tests on Tuesday came back with negative results.

Congressman Aaron Schock visits with WIU agricultural professor Win Phippen.

(Emily Boyer/WIUM)

News Local/State - March 16, 2015

Donors Had Role In Schock’s 2014 Property Deal

Records show that a shell company linked to GOP Congressman Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peoria, then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors.

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