$1.6 billion worth of transportation projects got the go-ahead today when Governor Pat Quinn signed a major capital improvements bill.
Illinois' new budget includes a 6% reduction in higher education spending. For Northern Illinois University, that means a cut of more than $6 million.
A Cook County Circuit Court judge has decided to send a dispute between Governor Pat Quinn and major union back to arbitration.
Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois' new spending plan over the weekend. His action included plans to shut down Rockford's Singer Mental Health Center, and use some of that money to increase funding for community-based care.