Public schools, colleges and universities in Illinois have a few more days to apply for state grants to help pay for security improvements. Under the program, schools can get financial help for things such as installing reinforced doors, locks and shatter-proof glass.
Illinois officials have put a hold on plans to require permits for most all-terrain vehicles. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources won't require off-highway vehicle owners to buy the permits until further notice. Lawmakers approved the new $15 fee for ATVs last year.
Historians believe they've unraveled the mystery of a cryptic note Abraham Lincoln penned that doesn't identify the recipient by name and has a section clipped out.
The Audubon Society says volunteers counted a record number of American bald eagles during an annual midwinter survey. The society says 5,975 of the birds were counted between January 1st and 15th.
Illinoisans hoping to make use of the state's fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. The law that took effect in January protects patients from arrest or prosecution for using marijuana.
By: HPM's Peter Gray
A deadly virus that's plagued US hog farms for almost a year has triggered record-high prices for pork heading to market this spring and summer.
When it comes to finances, the State of Illinois has a poor reputation. New research shows how the state's negative perception is costing taxpayers. Illinois already has the worst credit rating among states.
By: IPR's Brian Mackey
Illinois' economy has been "topic A" among the men seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Getting far less attention are social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.
With less than two weeks until the primary election, Bruce Rauner will no longer be the only candidate airing self-promotional T-V ads in Illinois.
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