Illinois lawmakers are still scrambling to pass a concealed-carry bill. While negotiations continue, the question of whether there should be local control has surfaced in the debate.
Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois' income tax revenue for 2013 will top forecasts by $1.3 billion. He says he'll put the money toward the billions the state owes in unpaid bills.
Gov. Pat Quinn waited until the last minute to act on a plan that would have given Illinois five new casinos – including one in Rockford – and allowed slot machines at horse race tracks.
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey expressed disappointment at the veto but was optimistic that a Rockford-based casino could be approved in the November veto session.
Illinois government is keeping a close eye on conditions along the Mississippi River. Governor Pat Quinn says he's working "night and day" with other top Illinois leaders on ways to address the critically low water levels on the river.