State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) feel the region won’t be helped or hurt by the state spending plan that begins July 1, 2014.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) said he will call a vote this spring on making the state's temporary income tax increase permanent.
Illinois schools – especially downstate schools – have been encouraged to consolidate. But the state has not come through with all the funding promised for consolidations.
Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is promoting a progressive agenda for this year.
A bill that passed the Illinois House was meant to increase privacy protections for workers’ personal passwords, but it might still let employers access the information.