Illinois Public Radio

The Illinois General Assembly is considering a measure that would bar employers from asking job applicants for their social media passwords.   

Top lawmakers are hopeful there will be a jobs package ready for a vote, when they return for the second half of the veto session.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says there is a way to replace revenue that would be lost by offering tax relief to people and businesses.

Meanwhile Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) says it is not just businesses struggling because of the state's tax hike.

Illinois' Auditor General says the state needs to do a better job keeping track of its vehicle fleet.

The legislature ordered an audit of the state fleet in the interest of making sure there's adequate oversight of the vehicles.

The findings show cause for concern because there's not enough monitoring.

Auditor General Bill Holland says the state's tracking and accounting for the use of Illinois' more than 16 thousand vehicles is - in one word - "deficient."

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