December 15, 2014

A-G Issues Opinion On Filling Comptroller Post

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka leaves essentially two vacancies that should first be filled by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and then Gov.-election Bruce Rauner. But she says voters should also get a chance to cast ballots for the office in 2016.


the now-shuttered Dwight Correctional Center

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

December 15, 2014

Report: Overcrowding After Dwight Prison Closing

A new report from a prison watchdog group has found that moving about 1,000 female inmates from a now-closed prison in Dwight into a prison in Lincoln has exacerbated overcrowding and failed to generate meaningful cost savings.


Sen. Ted Cruz talks with reporters on Capitol Hill Friday as the Senate considers a spending bill.

(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

December 13, 2014

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Saturday night, after overruling an objection from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice reacts after he fouled Oregon guard Joseph Young

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

December 13, 2014

Oregon Beats Illinois 77-70

Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Oregon beat Illinois 77-70 at the United Center Saturday.   The Illini fall to 7-3 on the season.


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