Congressman Aaron Schock in Peoria on February 6th.

(AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)

March 20, 2015 - News Local/State

AP Source: Rep. Schock Under Federal Investigation

A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the Justice Department is formally investigating whether Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, who has submitted his resignation, committed crimes with his office expenditures and business dealings.


President Barack Obama receives His Excellency Andris Razans Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia, during an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office

Wikipedia Commons; White House Image/Chuck Kennedy

March 20, 2015 - Longer Listen

Latvian Ambassador Bullish On EU; Not Worried About Russia, Greece

Ambassador Andris Razāns has served as the Latvian ambassador to the United States and Mexico since July of 2012 and 2013 respectively. He spoke with Illinois Public Media about the challenges facing the European Union, particularly Greece’s debt problems and Russian aggression and about how Latvia gained its independence through song. 


Illnois Governor Bruce Rauner.

March 20, 2015 - News Local/State

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)

March 19, 2015 - News Local/State

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)

March 18, 2015 - News Local/State

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.


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