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?
Lawmaker: State Has 3,000 Cars That Are Barely UsedA state lawmaker says Illinois is wasting a lot of money on cars that aren't needed.
BGA Calls For Abolition Of Legislative Scholarship ProgramThe Better Government Association doesn’t trust lawmakers to reform the state’s legislative scholarship program, so it is calling for the abolition of the program.
Union: Quinn Is Striking Backroom Deals To Close Mental Health CentersLeaders at the state's largest public employee union are taking issue with what they believe are backroom deals being struck by Gov. Pat Quinn to close state mental health centers.
State Lawmakers Renew Call To End Legislative Scholarship ProgramWith the start of a new calendar year comes a familiar call from dozens of state lawmakers – abolish the legislative scholarship program.
Cullerton Calls For Debt Restructuring For State's Unpaid BillsState revenues have increased this fiscal year, but there are still billions of dollars in backlogged bills to contend with.
Gambling, Economic Issues Remain Unresolved As New Year ApproachesA new year doesn't mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.
Report Claims Illinois Has Lost $26 Billion In Taxable Income Since 1995A conservative think tank says the population exodus from Illinois to other states since the mid-1990s has cost the state $26 billion in taxable income.