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.