Posts Tagged: illinois

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Illinois prison director steps down after just two months

Stolworthy has agreed to "help during the transition period" to a new director
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Illinois Democrats prepare to weigh-in on Governor Rauner’s agenda

House lawmakers soundly defeated Rauner's right-to-work proposal in a symbolic vote last week
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Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent

( KTRS ) Illinois’ unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state’s slow economic recovery continued to trail those of nei...
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Illinois Senate votes to OK fines for marijuana possession

Illinois ( KTRS ) Legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has passed the Illinois Senate. Lawmakers voted 37-19 Thursday...
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Madigan postpones millionaire tax bill after failed vote

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled. The power...
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Governor Rauner warns legislators of long extra session

May 31 deadline for the Legislature to pass a new state budget and adjourn its spring session is fast approaching
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Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinvill...
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Former Illinois employees threaten state with sexual harassment lawsuit

Patrick Carlson, George Daglas, and Ashvin Lad want the state to provide back pay and clear their personnel records
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PETA honors Shiloh woman killed while rescuing opossum

SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) – A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed by a reg...
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Report: medical care at Illinois prisons is inadequate

CHICAGO (AP) – A former street gang member sentenced for murder is among the Illinois inmates a new report cites in concluding medical care at s...