US Representative Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl. A statement today from the suburban Chicago Democrat says the baby was born earlier this week and named Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Governor Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of his term. Rauner spoke at the Capitol today, where he's meeting with elected officials in preparation for taking office January 12.
By: Charlie Schlenker
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra pops concert this weekend in Bloomington has an edge of romance and deceit in it, plus a lot more than music. It's called a Winter Fable.
The University of Illinois says a professor renowned for her study of bees and their decline will receive the National Medal of Science. The university says May Berenbaum will be honored in a ceremony at the White House today. Berenbaum is recognized as an authority on insects.
Illinois state lawmakers continue to debate whether to grant more independence to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. House Speaker Michael Madigan began pushing the idea this spring.
By: IPR's Hannah Meisel
The University of Illinois will have a new president come July after an eight-month search and years of short-term leadership.
Illinois state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would make it harder for public officials to collect retirement benefits after they are convicted of a felony. The bill is in reaction to former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.
By: IPR's Bill Wheelhouse
The next President of the University of Illinois has made the rounds at the university's three campuses. IPR's Bill Wheelhouse reports.
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has detailed what some members of his transition team will be doing before the Winnetka Republican takes office in January. In a news release, Rauner spells out 10 areas where the advisers will focus.
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