March 27, 2014

Health Care Enrollment Exceeds 6 Million

President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul.


Eastern Illinois University President Bill Perry
(Vicki Shaw-Woodard, EIU)
March 27, 2014

EIU’s President To Retire In 2015

The president of Eastern Illinois University says he'll retire in 2015, stepping down from the post when his contract expires next June.  Bill Perry made his announcement Thursday.


Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter
(David Banks/Getty Images)
March 26, 2014

Labor Board: College Athletes Can Unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the school and are allowed to form a union.


Christine Moyer checks out options at a health insurance enrollment fair on March 18 in San Francisco.
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
March 26, 2014

That Health Insurance Deadline Now Comes With Wiggle Room

We're just five days away from the March 31 deadline to sign up for individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. For weeks, administration officials, including the president, have insisted that there would be no extensions to the scheduled end of the six-month open enrollment period.


March 26, 2014

Madigan To Call For Vote On Tax Increase This Spring

Following an announcement by Governor Pat Quinn in his budget speech Wednesday, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he plans to call a vote on making the state's tax increase permanent.


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