A day after the Illinois General Assembly ended it’s spring session without passing a budget — two bond rating agencies downgraded the state’s credit.
S&P Global Ratings says because of what it calls "unrelenting political brinkmanship … Illinois is now at risk of entering a negative credit spiral.” That means they think there’s a real possibility state government could run out of cash and default on its debt.
Southern Illinois is home to the nation's 8th oldest regional economic development district.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Friday celebrated the Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission's 50th anniversary during an event at SIU's Transportation Education Center.
The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris Accord, President Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.
On Saturday June 3rd, 2017 the Carbondale non-profit Green Earth Incorporated is holding the Fourth Annual Community Play Day. In this report, WSIU radio visits with Stephanie Eichholz, the Executive Director of Green Earth.
Legislation headed to the governor's desk is designed to help protect students who take out loans for college.
The Student Loan Bill of Rights requires lenders to explain repayment options to struggling borrowers and to inform graduates that they may be eligible to have their loan forgiven under certain circumstances.