| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Mass transit service cuts could occur as early as next month if the state fails to pay some of the nearly $400 million it owes the Regional Transportation Authority, agency officials said today.
RTA Executive Director Joe Costello warned of “dire...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state."
Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Almost like a dating website, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s “Comptroller’s Critters” aims to connect adoptable pets with loving homes through photos and mini-bios.
“I’m kinda shy,” reads the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today delivered a bad news budget speech, calling for prison closures, layoffs and cutbacks to health care for the poor.
"This budget contains truths you may not want to hear," Quinn said. "But these are truths that you do...
| Feb 25, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
6:35 a.m. Illinois Emergency Management Agency director Jonathon E. Monken joins Johnny B to talk about Severe Weather Preparedness Month.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. Our neighborhood pubs are...
| Feb 25, 2012
5 - 6 a.m. The Satursday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. Max checks in from the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville where he visited with Tim Seifert of Auburn, IL one of the Illinois farmers named a Master Farmer this...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, today to finalize an agreement that will allow Illinois to receive roughly $2 million a year in federal funding to help restore and protect the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The Illinois Coastal...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
St. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
| May 4, 2012
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...