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.
Illinois house lawmakers are poised to take up a bill that would speed up construction of the Illiana expressway. But the method for getting the land to build that highway, known as quick-take, isn't sitting well with many residents in its path.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are exchanging jabs over which state reigns supreme for economic growth.Walker told Illinois business groups in Springfield Tuesday that if he isn't re-elected, his state will experience the financial issues that Illinois is currently facing.