In-state tuition and book costs for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will continue to be among the highest for schools in the Big 10 conference, despite the UI Board of Trustees' vote on Thursday to extend an in-state tuition freeze for the fifth-straight year.
According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, at least 1.5 million residents have fled Illinois since the start of the new millennium, and Wirepoints website places the bulk of the blame squarely on the state’s “lethal combination of rising property taxes and stagnant incomes.”
Chicago, ranked next-to-last "sinkhole city" in a recent government fiscal data analysis group's report about the nation's most populous cities, needs to make some changes to improve its ranking, the group's chair said during a during a recent interview.
As Illinois's small businesses brace for the expected minimum wage increase, the Democrat-controlled government in the state should work to keep the damage to a minimum, a Chamber of Commerce official said during a recent interview.
A joint hearing before the state Senate Appropriations II and Higher Education committees was held Tuesday to receive information on the College Illinois program and how it will continue in the coming years.
A proposed state-wide tax on single-use plastic bags currently stalled in the Illinois Senate, along with unenacted bans on the bags, needs to remain that way, an environmental risk specialist said during a recent interview.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
The Illinois Republican Party is pointing to a secret FBI recording of a Chicago alderman allegedly assuring a local developer of the perks to come from striking an alliance with longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan as just a snapshot of the way he has always operated.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a January 23 executive order committing Illinois to the expensive energy sources and failed carbon-dioxide reduction goals of the United Nations and the Paris Climate Agreement.
The state legislature adjourned before taking action on Senate Bill 1597, which would require Illinois consumers to pay a 5 cent fee for every single-use paper or plastic bag, but similar proposals are being considered at the county and local levels.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an order committing Illinois to be the 18th state joining the U.S. Climate Alliance on Jan. 23 at Erin's Pavilion in Springfield, pledging the state will abide by the Paris Agreement.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, is warning members that he believes Senate Bill 107, aimed at banning “assault weapons,” will not be the last attack on legal gun owners.