Illinois

Illinois House Approves Constitutional Amendment

Apr 19, 2012

 

A proposed constitutional amendment on pension laws continues to advance in the Illinois legislature. 

Bureau County Republican

 

The name of a waterway in northern Illinois is stirring up emotions about racial progress. 

Early Voting in Illinois

Feb 27, 2012

 

Early voting for Illinois’ March 20th primary is underway. 

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”

Local Governments Increase Collection Efforts

Feb 21, 2012

 

Local governments in Illinois are stepping up their efforts to collect unpaid fines. 

Senator Mark Kirk is alert and talking, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Illinois' junior Senator's condition has been upgraded to "fair," more than a week after he suffered a major stroke.

Wind Energy in Illinois

Jan 12, 2012

Illinois' wind energy industry isn't showing signs of slowing down.  But, like other growing industries, it faces a variety of challenges.

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years

Dec 7, 2011

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

Blagojevich spent about twenty minutes on the stand this morning during his sentencing, making his case for leniency from Judge James Zagel. He apologized to his family and the people of Illinois, although he said he had no intention of breaking the law.

Prosecutors sought a sentence of 15 to 20 years for Blagojevich.

Enthusiasm for backyard chicken coops

Nov 23, 2011

An urban setting might not seem like the typical place where fresh eggs are produced.  But, the movement for backyard chicken coops is spreading.

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