Belleville Students Escape Injury After School Bus CrashDeputies say the power lines knocked down by the crash were not live wires.
Budget Hopes Dim as Illinois House Property Tax Freeze FailsThe Republican governor, who is demanding the freeze, threatened to keep lawmakers in session over the July 4 holiday unless there is an agreement on a spending plan.
Woman Admits To Theft From Minor League Baseball Team OwnerA Missouri woman has admitted to stealing nearly $210,000 from a company that owns a minor league baseball team in Illinois.
Madigan: Democrats Draft Budget With 4 Days Left In Session"Four more days to send a balanced budget to my desk. Stop wasting time,'' Gov. Bruce Rauner says in a Tweet.
Cullerton Calls Budget Special Session a 'Political Stunt'Not passing a budget could trigger a downgrade of Illinois' credit rating to ``junk'' status, among other things.
State Warns Illinois Residents About Rabid AnimalsIllinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year.
Slow Start for Ill. Special SessionIllinois' special legislative session called to address the budget crisis is off to a slow start.
Illinois Budget Special Session UnderwayIllinois lawmakers are back in Springfield today to start a 10 day special session the governor hopes results in a budget agreement.
Budget Stalemate Effecting Towns in IllinoisEast St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson Hicks says already they've seen cutbacks in state-funded programs for the mentally ill, among others.
Height of Illinois Levees Concerning to Some in MissouriState versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could push more floodwater to the Missouri side of the river.
Illinois Senate Leader Suggests Bucking Governor on Budget``It's time to call it, and if they want to make some modifications, fine,'' Cullerton said.
Lottery Vendors, Players Worry About Possible Loss Of Mega Millions & PowerballState under notice that Illinois will be dumped without a budget by the end of June.

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