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Gov. Bruce Rauner is apologizing for saying half of Chicago public school teachers are “virtually illiterate.”

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, said recent racial killings underscore the need for conversations about race relations and law enforcement, but there are also systemic issues that need more specifically addressed.

The Illinois Supreme Court is taking on another pension case, six months after justices unanimously tossed out the state's landmark pension law. Tuesday they heard arguments as to whether a law affecting thousands of City of Chicago employees is constitutional or not.

Jordan Fischer

Tri States Public Radio is going to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance on September 24th, and you're invited to join us!

Michael Howard, Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, delivered the keynote address at the 11th Prairie Lands Environmental Summit on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb. 

Legislative Panel Postpones Probe

Jul 18, 2014

A hearing centered on a state anti-violence program has been postponed until October.  A commission of legislators voted to put their investigation on hold, while a federal criminal one proceeds.

The Dept. of Justice asked that they not call former members of Gov. Pat Quinn's administration to testify about their involvement with the "Neighborhood Recovery Initiative."

Illinois are moving forward with plans for a major airport south of the city of Chicago. Part of that plan includes the State of Illinois owning and operating a small general  aviation airport near Monee in Will County where the long proposed South Suburban one will go. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation purchased Bult Field for $34 million.

The purchase includes 288 acres of land and a 5,000 foot runway.