Melissa Hahn

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Medicaid Reform On Fast Track

Medicaid reform is on a fast track at the state Capitol, where it won a unanimous vote in the Senate today.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Empty Classroom

Teachers’ Unions Present Reform Plan

The state’s teachers’ unions are offering a counter-proposal for education reform, and this one demands more accountability from administrators and school boards.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

State Paying Out Interest On Unpaid Bills

Human services agencies across the state, and scores of other vendors, are getting checks from state government.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Experienced Drivers More Dangerous Drunk

Inexperienced drivers are not the only ones who engage in risky drinking and driving behavior.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010

(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Illinoisans Need Improvement For Health

A checkup on the health of Illinoisans shows adults have a lot of work to do.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010

Dry Cleaning

Altered Dry-Cleaning Labels Could Be Dangerous

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is warning fire departments about altered labels on dry-cleaning equipment that could lead to an explosion.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

File Photo Of A Gift Basket. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Website Promotes Illinois Agribusiness Gift Products

The state of Illinois is touting some 200 Illinois food companies hoping holiday shoppers will find something tempting for holiday eating or gift giving.

11/23/2010

Cans Of Four Loko Are Seen On Display. (AP Photo)

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Boozy Energy Drinks In Illinois

Five other states have banned them. Now, alcohol energy drinks could be off the market in here too.

WBBM Newsradio–11/22/2010

Casino Smoking

Bill Would Lift Smoking Ban For Casinos

State lawmakers are again considering an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act for casinos.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

Campaign Cash Websit 101910

New Site Makes It Easier To Follow The Campaign Money

Site touted as user friendly to find out who’s donating lots of campaign cash to whom.

WBBM Newsradio–10/19/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Gov. Candidates Trade Accusations In Debate

Sparring over jobs, union deal.

10/15/2010