SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Conservation Police have arrested a commercial fisherman accused of illegally selling live Asian carp.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The State Universities Retirement System has hired a search firm to help it find a new director.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The McLean County Board has voted not to allow a Pennsylvania oil company to drill in central Illinois over fears an aquifer could be polluted.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is among the first people to receive communion from Chicago’s newly-installed Archbishop Blase Cupich.
CHICAGO (AP) _ A federal judge has provided details about the duties of a monitor reviewing hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation and set a deadline for a preliminary report.
HENNEPIN, Ill. (AP)–A Michigan-based company has announced it will redevelop the property occupied by a Hennepin steel mill rather than reopen the operation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Illinois House lawmakers are considering a proposed school funding formula that would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban Chicago ones.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP)–The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.
Barbara Dreher tells The News-Gazette she was considering retiring later, but this month’s election was stressful with policy changes. She says her last day is Tuesday.
Dreher came under fire for processing absentee ballots ahead of the election, something some jurisdictions have done for years. But Republicans objected and filed a lawsuit in Rock Island County alleging mail-in votes were opened early
Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion saying no counting should start until polls close on Election Day.
However, she didn’t offer clarification on processing, when they’re opened and scanned into a tabulation machine.
Clerks said waiting to do so until polls close would mean delays.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll rely on private funds to pay for his official portrait that’ll hang at the state Capitol in Springfield.