Monday, June 25, 2018

Gov. Rauner Announces $241 Million Investment to Enhance Freight Mobility

EAST ST. LOUIS (June 5, 2018) – Gov. Rauner today announced a $241 million investment in projects that will improve the mobility of freight...

Higher Education Reform Package Designed to Keep Students in Illinois

As the Spring Session of the legislature drew to a close, a package of legislative reforms were offered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers...

Rep Bob Rita (D) talks about the Prospects of a Gaming...

State Capitol: At the end of the session, Rep Bob Rita talks with reporters about the failure to pass a new gaming bill that...

House Votes to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment Making Illinois the...

Nearly 40 years ago, the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution went down to defeat, when supporters failed to get 38 states to...

Gov Rauner Signs $38.5 Billion Budget to Fund State Government

Chicago -- For the first time in his administration, Gov Rauner Monday morning signed a full-year budget that was passed by the legislature.  The...

2018 House vs Senate Softball Game

Play ball! From Springfield, State Senators and State Representatives face off in their annual softball game, building camaraderie and bipartisan goodwill on the fields...

Chicago Area Student in DC, Seeks S-U-C-C-E-S-S in National Spelling Bee

Washington - Illinois sent 26 students to the National Spelling Bee, the fifth largest group of any state competing. As Em Steck reports, this...

Illinois Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Approve $38.5 Billion FY 2019 Budget

The Illinois Senate Wednesday night voted to approve a $38.5 Billion FY 2019 state budget.  That's about $2 Billion more than last year, but...

Illinois Boasts the Fifth Highest Number of Students Competing in the...

Reported by Em Steck WASHINGTON – Illinois sent 26 spellers to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year, -- a record number for the state...

Evidence-Based Education Funding Model Seeks First Funds

State Capitol - Our full hour-long presentation of testimony before the Illinois House Education Cmte, on the funding for the "evidence-based" funding model that had...