SPRINGFIELD - Illinois deserves a failing grade for its lobbyist disclosure and enforcement, according to a study The Center for Public Integrity released today.
Despite their menacing appearance, the storms that swept through East Central Illinois on Wednesday evening did no damage.
SPRINGFIELD - University of Illinois faculty got some good news this morning, when a House panel voted to add $5.36 million to the $699.4 million budget Gov. Rod Blagojevich proposed for the university.
SPRINGFIELD - A bill to create a bonding authority that would use hotel taxes to build new sports facilities and improve existing arenas downstate is on its way to the governor's desk.
SPRINGFIELD - Tom Lamont has resigned from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, and Gov. Rod Blagojevich is nominating a veteran of the Chicago public school system to replace him.
SPRINGFIELD - Women about to give birth in Illinois hospitals would be offered a chance to donate their umbilical cord blood for transplant, under a bill awaiting Gov. Rod Blagojevich's signature.
SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Dan Rutherford, R-Chenoa, is fighting attempts to delay a scheduled July 1 change in the way the state calculates Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes.
SPRINGFIELD - A telecommunications bill speeding through the Legislature this week hit a bump Thursday night when it narrowly failed in the state Senate, but won approval on a second vote this morning.
SPRINGFIELD ? At a time when Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the University of Illinois to increase its out-of-state tuition, the General Assembly sent him a bill Wednesday that would grant in-state rates to undocumented immigrants who graduate from Illinois high schools.
SPRINGFIELD - A bill that would require tape recording of closed-session meetings by public bodies has lost the backing of one of its once-staunch supporters. State Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, a former sponsor of similar legislation, now has concerns about the idea and plans to vote no.