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 - 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 - 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 - SBC would be able to charge its competitors a higher fee for leasing its lines, under a controversial bill the Illinois House passed Wednesday on a vote of 66 to 39.
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.
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 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich promised to come up with an extra $16 million to ensure that no school district loses money under his proposed education budget for the year beginning July 1, but state lawmakers from both parties are still wary.
SPRINGFIELD - Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Clark Retail Enterprises, alleging contamination from leaks at underground storage tanks at sites in Danville, Fairfield and more than a dozen other gas stations in the state.
SPRINGFIELD - An $8.4 million project to improve Interstate 57 from just south of Sadorus Road to 1 mile south of Interstate 74 made it into Gov. Rod Blagojevich's road plan for the year beginning July 1.