SPRINGFIELD — While the Rauner administration has proposed a 31 percent cut in public higher education funding for the upcoming fiscal year, Illinois Senate Democrats plan to discuss next Tuesday the benefits of free community college tuition.
The Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, has scheduled a committee of the whole session on college affordability in Illinois.
SAVOY — Legislators have failed Illinois citizens by failing to pass a balanced budget, state Comptroller Leslie Munger said Friday, and she urged them to work with Gov. Bruce Rauner to pass a new budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
SULLIVAN — Big, spitting camels people should never get too close to, zebras that could suffer from sunburn, no guarantee that a wild animal wouldn't escape, the potential for injuries and lawsuits — and those are just some of the concerns a retired zookeeper has about allowing a zoo and wild animal park to open on a piece of farmland near Arthur.
DIXON — The man who pleaded guilty to killing a Monticello mother of two last summer was a no-show at his sentencing Monday morning in Lee County Circuit Court.