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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, disagrees with state Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch's bill proposing a ban on for-profit charter schools and placing limitations on how charter schools can spend public funds.
Western Illinois University sports programs brought in $32,200 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the 12th highest sports revenue of any school in Illinois that year, according to a West Central Reporter analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
Illinois lawmakers have no business raising the state's motor fuel tax by a proposed 20 to 30 cents, or raising any other tax, until they show they can run a business, a Cass County GOP official said during a recent interview.
Illinois’ rate of population decline between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, was the third highest among the 50 states and Puerto Rico, according to population estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.