Posts Tagged: illinois


Illinois prison director steps down after just two months

Stolworthy has agreed to "help during the transition period" to a new director

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...