The state of Illinois will provide a $2.5 million grant to help open a center for medical technology startups in downtown Chicago.
Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.
Many of the governor’s priorities in his 2013 speech were dealt with by the legislature and are off the table now including pension reform and same-sex marriage.
Illinois’ Republican Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his gubernatorial campaign raked in nearly $393,000 during the final three months of 2013.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the goal is to provide community-based alternatives to prison.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to at least $10 by Christmas of next year.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he stressed Illinois’ workforce and transportation when pitching the state to be headquarters of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
“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.
Former Chicago Bears player, coach gets his #89 retired.
The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.