Illinois last month became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage, but couples can’t apply for licenses until June 1. A ruling changes that if one partner has a life-threatening illness.
Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement.
“I really think this is, the coming year, a good opportunity to take a step back and examine the tax code and the incentives in Illinois,” Gov. Quinn says.
The teachers’ strike in the Illinois community of Mt Olive is over.
Starting Jan. 1, tossing cigarette butts on the ground will be considered littering in Illinois. But police in at least one city, say enforcement will be a challenge.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, several city aldermen and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin plan to fast for 24 hours to support immigration reform efforts.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.
53-year-old Scott Lanxon will step down Feb. 3, having spent more than six years as fire chief in the city of 44,000 residents. He’s been with the department for 28 years.
School districts throughout the St. Louis area took a critical look at safety and security of their school buildings following the shootings in Newtown, Conn. on December 14th, 2012.
Transportation officials will celebrate the completion of the bridge on February 8, 2014 and open it up for the traffic the next morning.