The mayor of Belleville has issued an executive order temporarily banning fireworks in the southwestern Illinois city.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Mayor Mark Eckert issued the ban at Monday's City Council meeting due to concerns about fireworks causing accidental fires in such dry w
Many believe that Illinois legislators were lackadaisical about creating a health care exchange because they thought the individual mandate would be struck down by the Supreme Court. Now that they’re sure it will stand, it’s time to figure out what the exchange will mean and how we’ll manage to comply before the federal deadline.
The Illinois legislature had a lot to tackle this legislative session, so perhaps it’s no surprise they put off a vote on the creation of a state health exchange. Even though President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires states to establish them by 2013, Illinois lawmakers aren’t the only ones to drag their feet.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is taking on three now-closed World Gyms in Chicago's suburbs. Madigan's office has filed a lawsuit that alleges the gyms charged customers at least $100,000 in membership fees after the fitness centers had closed.
More state control is coming to the troubled public schools in suburban North Chicago. The Illinois Board of Education voted Thursday to put a five-member panel in charge of North Chicago school finances.