Brian Stover raises chickens at his house in rural Marion County, Illinois, just across the road from the Patoka Tank Farm where the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline ends — about 75 miles east of St. Louis.
Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to make his third annual budget speech to the Illinois General Assembly this Wednesday. As Brian Mackey reports, it comes as credit rating agencies say the state's fiscal condition is going from worst-in-the-nation to whatever comes below that.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to make his third annual budget presentation this Wednesday.
This week - a downstate judge is scheduled to hear arguments over whether Illinois state workers should be paid if there's still no budget. The result could shut down state government. Tony Arnold has more.
An Illinois court is set to take up a motion filed by the state attorney general to halt state employee paychecks until lawmakers solve Illinois' budget impasse.
If you were outside in the Midwest at around 1:30 local time this morning, you might have received quite a shock.
A meteor streaked across the sky in a vivid, bright green flash. It set off sonic booms that were loud enough to shake houses in east-central Wisconsin, as National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Last tells The Two-Way.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his annual budget message this month will be similar to one he delivered last year, asking legislators to work with him on crafting a balanced spending plan or allow him to make cuts of his own.
Beth Purvis serves as Gov. Bruce Rauner's Secretary of Education, and she headed the 25-member commission he tasked with finding a way to make Illinois' school funding more equitable. After six months of meetings, the bipartisan panel adjourned yesterday releasing a report meant to guide lawmakers toward drafting a reform measure. Shortly after that final meeting, Purvis talked to me about the novel test she used with the commission, and why the panel stopped short of endorsing a specific plan.
The SIU-Carbondale Office of Information Technology is putting out an urgent notice to the campus community about an email scam.
Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges says students, faculty and staff at SIU-C are receiving emails telling them their financial aid award letter is available by clicking on Saluki Net or their SIU email account.
After six months of meetings, a panel charged with finding a more equitable way to fund Illinois public schools wrapped up its work. Education Desk reporter Dusty Rhodes explains what the commission did, and didn't do.
A group of lawmakers has agreed on a framework for making the way Illinois funds its schools more equitable. But whether it will lead to a long-elusive legislative fix remains to be seen.