Thursday, December 14, 2017

Southern Illinois Sucess: The Winery of Walker’s Bluff

CARTERVILLE - The wine industry in Illinois has seen an explosive growth over the past decade, with the number of wineries increasing from around...

Illinois’ Bicentennial: Giant City State Park, Celebrating the Natural History...

As we celebrate the Illinois BiCentennial, , we also look to note the NATURAL HISTORY of Illinois. Here, from our archives, one of our more...

Ken Griffin, Reportedly “The Richest Man in Illinois,” Donates $125 Million...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AP says Ken Griffin, who reportedly made his first million while still in college, by trading stocks, is donating...

University of Illinois & Tel Aviv University Reach Memo of Understanding...

TEL AVIV, Israel (Oct. 30, 2017) — Gov Rauner's office today said in a statement, a new partnership between the University of Illinois and...

Atty-Gen Lisa Madigan (D) on Overriding Gov Rauner’s Veto of the...

From the University of Illinois-Chicago: Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joined by others, who are all behind the passage of legislation SB-1351, referred to as...

Gov Rauner Leads Illinois Delegation to Israel for Trade Mission

CHICAGO (Oct. 27, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner will lead a week-long delegation of Illinoisans, to Israel beginning on Sunday, to explore opportunities for...

UPDATE: House Fails to Override Gov’s Veto of Bill that Prohibits...

State Capitol:  In a major victory for Gov Rauner, on Wednesday, House members attempted to override the Governor's veto of a bill that would...

Gov. Rauner Releases His 2016 Tax Returns

CHICAGO (Oct. 17, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner released his 2016 federal and state 1040s, reflecting income and tax rates, while detailing the Rauner family’s charitable...

Illinois Retail Merchants Executive Director, on Killing the Sweetened Beverage Tax

Springfield: Rob Karr, of the Illinois Retail Merchants Assn., tells us how a combination of factors, citizen outrage, and lobbying, came together to counter...

Gov. Rauner Names Patty Schuh Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications

CHICAGO (Oct. 13, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner names Patty Schuh as his deputy chief of staff for communications.   A number of long-time Capitol...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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