Illinois' top fiscal officer says state agencies need about one billion dollars to get through the remaining fiscal year. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state needs more money for programs such as child welfare and workers' compensation.
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’ll take you back to a speech given by the father of the slain civil rights leader. In 1975, Martin Luther King, Sr. visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about the role of religion in the civil rights movement, and his son’s tireless work.
Customers at Illinois bars might be able to smoke at bars again. As long as they take it outside.A new measure in the state legislature would allow smoking in beer gardens, as long as it takes place 15 feet from the entrance. Currently, smokers are required to leave the premises.