The new measures apply statewide and require safety courses, create rules for towing people on water tubes or skis and impose stricter boater drunk driving penalties.
Missouri home health care workers could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees in Illinois.
The U.S. Senate left D.C. for its week-long 4th of July break without voting on a bill that would replenish the fund for six months, with a price tag of $9 billion.
A ruling on whether Illinois’ pension overhaul law is constitutional could be delayed until next year.
Gov. Pat Quinn is brushing off proposals by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner that call for ending some corporate tax breaks and “special deals” he claims are unfair to families.
Missouri did not make the top 10.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed on to a plan to keep the Illinois Poison Center open after it has seen a number of budget cuts in recent years.
Illinois is number 3 on the list, while Missouri is number 42.
In 2012, funding for adult dental and podiatry services was cut to save money.
President Barack Obama’s home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law.