(Sean Powers/WILL)

October 11, 2013

Cross: Income Tax Extension Not Needed

Amid billions of dollars in unpaid bills and a massive pension crisis, a Republican candidate for Illinois treasurer says the state can get out of its budget hole without another income tax hike.


October 11, 2013

Despite Ruling, Quinn Vows To Manage Without Pay

Gov. Pat Quinn slashed lawmakers' salaries because he wasn't happy with their inaction on Illinois' pension crisis. But these days the only elected official working without pay is Quinn himself.  


October 11, 2013

Illinois Medicaid Expansion May Leave Out Mental-Health Teams

An Illinois Medicaid expansion enabled by the nation’s health-care overhaul might not cover some mental health services designed to keep people from landing in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes and jails, Illinois Public Radio's WBEZ has learned.


Chicago Marathon

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October 10, 2013

Tight Security Promised At Chicago Marathon

Bomb sniffing dogs, surveillance cameras and undercover officers will help make Sunday's Chicago Marathon the most monitored race in the city's history.


October 10, 2013

Amtrak Service Shutdown Averted

Illinois has reached a deal with Amtrak to keep its trains running in the state, which prevents a threatened shutdown of service next week.


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