Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he has told the governor he is open to discussing shifting state budget money to avoid numerous layoffs and closing state facilities.The Chicago Tribune reports that Madigan said the House intends to keep the spending limits it adopted for the bud
Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct.
Governor Pat Quinn's administration says it considered deep cuts to parole officers and tax collectors while looking for ways to balance the Illinois budget.Programs moving people with disabilities and mental illness into community care were also considered for cuts.
President Barack Obama says it likely will be another year to 18 months before home prices start rising again and sales start to pick up.But he says the federal government can't accomplish that alone, and will need support from the banking industry and others to make
Mothers in crisis now have another option to safely and anonymously give up their newborns.The Abandoned Babies Act is now expanded to include college campus police stations as a "safe haven" location for overhwhelmed moms to leave their babies.
In May when lawmakers approved five new casinos in Illinois, organized public opposition to the bill was virtually nonexistent.But several groups, including the Chicago Crime Commission led by former Police Supt. Jody Weis, are starting to come forward."