Illinois House Fails to Override Veto of Union BillDemocrats failed to override Rauner's veto of a similar bill last year.
Missouri Legislature Sends Photo ID Amendment to VotersDemocrats say such a requirement could disenfranchise thousands of voters who don't have a driver's license or other identifications.
Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.
Illinois Schools Receive $600 Million to Stay OpenSchools haven't received any money in at least 10 months, which is when this fiscal year started.
Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Petition Effort To Force Audit Of Hazelwood SchoolsGrassroots group about halfway to required 5,000 signatures.
KISS to Perform at Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Fair continues to announce Grandstand acts for this summer in Springfield.
Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: State Basketball Playoffs #TBTCongrats to both the Incarnate Word Academy and Althoff Catholic High School boys basketball team for making the state semifinals this Friday.
AP Sunshine Requests Denied by Legislative LeadersHouse Minority Leader Jake Hummel was the only one of Missouri's top four lawmakers to provide the information.
Missouri House Panel OKs Plan for $69M More for K-12 SchoolsThe House Budget Committee on Wednesday passed a package of bills outlining state spending.
Missouri Weighs Ban on Investments in State Terror SponsorsSenators gave initial approval Wednesday to the legislation.