Senate plan would eventually raise the state wage to $10.55. Critics say the plan would put a squeeze on business owners.
Illinois is in the process of bolstering requirements for teacher evaluations. The changes come amid a national discussion about separating guidelines for evaluating special-education teachers.
DeKalb County treasurer predicts additional rate increases and lower assessments for the next couple of taxing cycles.
Pat Quinn gets behind the idea of allowing gay marriage in Illinois. The Democrat says he'll work with state lawmakers to make it a reality.