Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) described Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to call lawmakers back to Springfield for 10 straight days of banging out a budget deal "the right thing to do," according to a press release.
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) cheered the recent passage of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.
Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) recently worked on transfer outreach and agreements with Eastern Illinois University (EIU), Western Illinois University (WIU) and Murray State University (MSU), according to a release from the school.
Another unbalanced budget isn't going to right the sinking ship that is Illinois, Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) told his fellow lawmakers as the Senate adjourned on Wednesday without a budget agreement.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Students throughout lllinois might still be able to skip classes, but they won't have an excuse for skipping breakfast anymore if a pilot program co-sponsored by Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) succeeds.