Dart, Other Law Enforcement Officers Protest Against Cuts To Preschool FundingCook County Sheriff Tom Dart had some harsh words Thursday for state cuts in preschool funding.
State Looking To Ease Congestion At Circle InterchangeThe state is looking to ease traffic congestion at Chicago's Circle Interchange just west of downtown.
State Announces Nearly $5 Million In Green Infrastructure GrantsIllinois used Earth Day Weekend to announce nearly $5 million in Green Infrastructure Grants statewide.
State Panel Fails To Come Up With Plan To Cut Medicaid BudgetAn Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.
State To Pump $10 Million Into Fund To Clean Up Chicago RiverThe State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.
Big Raises Mean Big Pension Penalties At Suburban SchoolsSuburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois' skyrocketing pension costs.
Topinka: New Web Portal Allows The Public To Monitor State's FinancesIllinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a new Web site that allows the public, government watchdogs, and the media to follow the state’s finances more easily.
Report: State Spent $121 Million On Employee Cars In 1 YearAs the state struggles to pay its bills, it spent $121 million on government-issued cars for employees in 2010.
State College Aid Program Runs Out Much Earlier Than UsualAs many as 140,000 college students could be denied financial aid, as a state-operated source of funds has gone dry much earlier than usual.
Enterprise Zones For Depressed Areas Set To Start ExpiringWhat has been called one of the greatest economic tools available in Illinois will disappear unless lawmakers take action.
State: Cook County Owes More Than $500,000 To Canine OfficersThe Illinois Department of Labor claims Cook County owes its canine officers more than $500,000 worth of back pay.
Illinois Holds Statewide Tornado DrillLess than a week after a tornado killed six people in downstate Harrisburg, the State of Illinois is holding a drill in every county Tuesday morning.
Some Lawmakers Join State Workers Demanding RaisesThousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
Gun Rights Group Takes Fight For Concealed Carry To Higher CourtA gun rights group is appealing after a downstate federal judge ruled against allowing Illinois to carry concealed weapons.
Public Employee Union: Where's Our Pay Raise?Big corporations got tax breaks last year, and the state’s largest public employee union is still asking, what about us?