| 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...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Illinois Republicans dreamed big during a rally at the Illinois State Fair today, predicting the shaky economy that haunts Democratic President Barack Obama will turn into GOP success at the polls in 2012.
GOP leaders talked about putting Illinois "in...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Even as a corruption investigation swirled around then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich five years ago, Pat Quinn defended his two-time running mate as "a person who's honest and one of integrity."
On Wednesday, Gov. Quinn declared "justice was served" after a...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday said she fears what will happen in Illinois should the nation slip back into recession, warning the state’s finances are so bad there’s nothing to fall back on.
The veteran Republican statewide...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for more spending on education and abolishing the natural gas utility tax in his State of the State speech.
The noon address to the General Assembly, which is posted online, focuses mostly on job creation. (Tribune reporter...
| 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...