SPRINGFIELD - Doctors throughout Illinois are being asked to join together in a daylong strike on Feb. 26 to call attention to skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums.
SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is cutting operating funds for public housing authorities around the nation, which could limit maintenance, security and other services to the poor families, elderly and disabled people who live in those apartments.
SPRINGFIELD - Gail Garner taught science and math for 23 years, and said he became ?good friends? with Kmart during that time because he bought so many items with his own money for use in experiments in his classroom.
SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, introduced a bill in the General Assembly this week that would abolish the controversial legislative scholarship program.
SPRINGFIELD - A University of Illinois study released Wednesday said adding more tables and slot machines to existing gambling boats in Illinois while lowering the casino tax rate could generate an extra $365 million in state and local taxes and create thousands of jobs.
SPRINGFIELD - People who spend time in jails, prisons and juvenile correctional institutions have a disproportionately high prevalence of infectious diseases like hepatitis C, and are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors that expose them to such viruses, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a study released Monday.
SPRINGFIELD - Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich has blocked a $1 million Illinois FIRST grant Republican former-Gov. George Ryan approved in his final days of office to fund the Illinois Research Park Authority, a state agency that had been dormant for almost a decade.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday offered attorneys from both sides of more than 50 death row cases a chance to file motions in reaction to Gov. George Ryan's recent decision to commute the sentences to life without parole.
The opening of some new businesses and an aggressive media campaign that began a year ago urging Vermilion County residents to shop locally appear to be paying off in the form of higher sales tax receipts.
SPRINGFIELD - State senators are again floating a plan to offer amnesty to tax scofflaws in an attempt to boost sagging state revenues.