A plan to redesign Illinois’ Community Care Program has sparked controversy, with Gov. Bruce Rauner arguing that it is necessary to curtail the costs of a growing elderly populations and detractors arguing that it could cost the state more in the long run.
Charles Thomas, former political reporter for ABC 7 in Chicago is now the founder of a new website called the Chicago Drum which he hope will change the narrative regarding the black community in Illinois.
Lawmakers need to be more sensitive to religious freedom and core Christian beliefs, a spokeswoman for the group that organized "Rock the Rotunda for Religious Freedom" in the Illinois Capitol rotunda on June 28 told the Sangamon Sun.
Imagining the Midwest as one big balloon with Illinois in the center might help illustrate what has happened recently: The middle of the balloon is being squished, meaning the rest of the balloon is expanding.
A Denver school busing program known as Success Express probably would not work well in Illinois, the president of the Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation (IAPT) told the Sangamon Sun recently.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts published on the Illinois Policy Institute website recently.
Nineteen Illinois communities will receive a total of $7.23 million in funding to improve, rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO).