The Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he’ll soon be talking more about his top priority - education.
Bruce Rauner has been involved in education for years - giving lots of money to schools and programs he believes in. But expanding his vision in Illinois’ political climate is another matter altogether.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is moving to stop an Illinois landfill from taking in toxic PCB’s. The governor ordered the state Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clinton Landfill’s permit to block PCB’s.
Legislators passed a law overhauling the state's retirement systems. Soaring pension debt remains a concern. The law's constitutionality is also in question. It reduces workers' and retirees' benefits, and raises the retirement age.
Saturday's groundbreaking for a $24 million dollar library expansion can't come soon enough for Dee Coover. The library director walked into her office this week to sweltering temperatures. She called to get the problem fixed and heard a familiar refrain from workers.
"It's been remodeled several times so everything is in the way of what I am trying to work on. It's just that everything is old...antiquated," said service technician Chad Phund.
He's been called to the to 80-year-old building several times to "put band-aids on band-aids."