Senators approved the plan by a 43-10 vote Tuesday. The measure now moves to the House, where lawmakers were taking up a major pension overhaul.
Coroner Steve Nonn says 71-year-old Edwin Winkler Sr.’s body was found by firefighters in an upstairs bedroom of the victim’s rural Edwardsville home.
A growing chorus of conservatives made statements in opposition to the proposal they say is being rushed through. A draft of the 325-page legislation was distributed Sunday and Monday.
One man died during this summer’s festival at the Hogrock campground. Dozens were arrested on drug-related and disorderly conduct charges.
The federal government announced figures earlier this week on how the law is closing the prescription drug “doughnut hole,” a spending level that isn’t covered by Medicare.
Jane Johanna Emily, 41, entered a not guilty plea this week to charges of obstruction of mail, theft of U.S. mail by a postal employee, and opening of mail.
A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble a week after a tornado ripped through an Illinois city.
“While we miss our families, it’s great to be in space. As astronauts, this is what we train for and this is where we want to be.”
The lawsuit filed on Jaimie Linton’s behalf seeks $4 million in damages. It names Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz and the county.
After more than five months of work, Illinois’ legislative leaders announced Wednesday they’ve reached a deal to help solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation’s worst.