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Governor Rauner signs extension to medical marijuana program

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ experiment with medical marijuana has gotten a boost thanks to a 2 1/2-year pilot program extension and the inclu...

Rauner signs bill extending medical marijuana program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A bill extending Illinois’ medical marijuana program by 2{ years has been signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. In additio...

Ex-Swansea man gets 56 years in prison for rape of child

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A former Swansea man has been sentenced to 56 years in prison for the repeated rape of a 10-year-old girl. The Bellevill...

The Latest: Rauner signs stopgap budget deal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that ensures public schools stay open for a year and provides colleges and soc...

Illinois lawmakers’ attempts to approve a stopgap state budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers averted a shutdown of schools and avoided further uncertainty in government operations with a parti...

Issues in Education Roundtable

Martin moderated a roundtable discussion about how the budgetary issues in Illinois are effecting and could effect the education system. The roundtabl...

Money donated in bid to make Illinois site national park

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Officials in southwestern Illinois are putting more money into a bid to make an ancient historic site a national park....

Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

( KTRS ) The flow of cash to several state health services will stop this week if Illinois enters a second straight year without a budget. Not appr...

Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

CHICAGO (AP) – A Cook County judge has ordered Illinois to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marij...

Illinois residents asked to leave fireworks to the pros

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – State officials are asking Illinois residents to leave Fourth of July fireworks displays to professionals. In a news re...