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Officials: Budget Includes Deep Education Cuts

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a proposed state budget calling for $400 million in cuts to education and significant attempts to pay down Illinois' billions in backlogged bills.

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IL Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 02/28/2013 - An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois.

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Huntley's Office Open for Absentee Voting

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley announced that Ogle County voters may make application for an absentee ballot for the April 9th Consolidated Election.

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IL House Adds Phelps Gun-Carry Bill as Amendment

Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Illinois House completed seven hours of debate on the contentious issue of public gun possession by adopting a comprehensive plan long pushed by advocates.

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IL House Committee Oks Gay Marriage 6-5

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The Illinois House Executive Committee is hearing arguments over whether the state's ban on same-sex marriage should be lifted.

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Primary Election Results

Updated: 02/26/2013 - It was Election Day here in the Stateline, but it was not a good day for turnout and it was a very brutal day for incumbents.

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Janesville School Board Candidates Forum Set

Posted: 02/26/2013 - anesville community members will have an opportunity to become more informed voters on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Educational Services Center, 527 S. Franklin St. The Janesville Area Council-PTA and the League of Women Voters will conduct a “School Board Candidates Forum.”

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Report: Illinois Unpaid Bills to Hit $22B by 2018

Posted: 02/25/2013 - A report from the Chicago-based Civic Federation predicts that Illinois' backlog of unpaid bills will reach nearly $22 billion within five years without legislative action to hold down pension costs.

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Sequestration 4 Days Away

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Lawmakers are back in Washington today to try and work out a deal to avoid massive, across-the-board spending cuts.

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Treasurer Talks I-Cash in Cherry Valley

Updated: 02/19/2013 - Nearly $24 Million dollars That's how much the state has in unclaimed property in Winnebago and Boone Counties. And State Treasurer Dan Rutherford wants it returned to its rightful owners.

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NIU Victim's Mother: Let Locals Decide on Guns

Posted: 02/19/2013 - Opposing sides of the gun debate in Illinois are focusing on whether legislation allowing weapons to be carried publicly will apply to anyone who meets certain requirements or will be stricter.

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Obama Says Gun Violence Killing Too Many Children

Posted: 02/15/2013 - President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

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IL Senate OKs Doctors' License Fees Increase

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The Illinois Senate has approved a measure to raise physicians' licensing fees to $700 to help the state rehire staff that license and investigate doctors.

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