Illinois poised to mandate paid leave for nearly all workers
Expansive paid leave legislation requiring Illinois employers to give workers paid time off based on hours worked, to be used for any reason, is ready for action by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who said he looks forward to signing it.
Former US Rep. Adam Kinzinger to release book in October
The Open Field announced Tuesday that former U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s “Renegade: My Life in Faith, the Military, and Defending America from Trump’s Attack on Democracy” is scheduled for on release Oct. 17.
New law allows Illinoisans to change sex on birth certificate without doctor’s affirmation
Illinois becomes 12th state, 1st in Midwest, to allow self-attestation
Sen. Paul Faraci discusses first month in office, Pritzker’s speech and more
URBANA — Paul Faraci has completed his first month as a state senator. The Champaign Democrat was appointed by party leadership in Champaign and Vermilion counties to replace his friend Scott Bennett, who died suddenly in December at the age of 45. Faraci says he’s enjoyed his new job despite the circumstances leading to his […]
217 Today: State Senator Paul Faraci talks about his first month in office
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Today’s headlines: Students at Parkland College will pay more for their classes starting this summer. The Urbana Park District is commemorating Black History Month with an “I Have a Dream” quilt. The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team topped Minnesota on Monday night in Champaign 78-69. In today’s deep dive, we’ll talk […]
Parkland raises tuition after end of COVID-19 relief
For the average Parkland College student taking classes full-time, tuition and student fee increases will add up to an additional $225 more a semester.
Illinois deals Minnesota 10th straight defeat 78-69
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 22 points and Illinois handed Minnesota its 10th straight loss with a 78-69 victory on Monday night. Mayer made 7 of 14 shots with two 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds for the Fighting Illini (18-9, 9-7 Big Ten Conference), who snapped a two-game skid. Jayden Epps sank 4 […]