House Speaker Michael Madigan talks to lawmakers in Springfield December 3.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

January 07, 2015 - News Local/State

House Speaker Favors Comptroller Election In 2016

Chances the state will hold a special election for comptroller in 2016 have improved - now that the Illinois House Speaker has signaled his support. 


An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at a French satirical newspaper

January 07, 2015 - News National/International

UPDATE: Three Gunmen Sought In Terror Attack

Prosecutors in Paris say the editor and a cartoonist for the satirical French newspaper targeted by gunmen are among the 12 people killed in today's attack.


January 06, 2015 - News Local/State

Frerichs Favors Merging Comptroller And Treasurer

Illinois’ incoming treasurer is promoting an alternative to holding a special election for a new comptroller in 2016.

Mike Frerichs says Illinois should eliminate the comptroller’s office entirely at that point, and let him, as treasurer, take over the duties.

Legislators on Thursday are set to debate what to do about the vacancy in the comptroller’s office created when Judy Baar Topinka died in mid-December, shortly before she was to begin a new term that would have lasted through 2018.


Eastern Illinois University logo

January 06, 2015 - News Local/State

EIU Extends Tuition Waiver Program Through 2019

Eastern Illinois University will continue to offer a partial tuition waiver for some students under a state law that took effect on January first.  EIU's president says it's a win-win for students and the school.


Ray Rice drives past Kennesaw State former Damien Wilson December 27th.

(AP Photo/Robin Scholz)

January 06, 2015 - News Local/State

Illini Rice Out Indefinitely With Hand Injury

Illini Coach John Groce says Rayvonte Rice fractured his left hand in practice Monday, and will have surgery Wednesday.   He says a timeline as to his return will be determined after that.


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