STATE NEWS

Durbin meets with Illinois fire chiefs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with the Illinois Fire Service Association to discuss the importance of firefighter equipment grant programs, firefighter training,…

Some state aid restored for schools

Officials in West Aurora School District 129 are glad state education leaders re-examined their cutting of state aid to school districts across the board. Originally, it looked like…

Strengthening our Freedom of Information

Strengthening our Freedom of Information Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important. President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal…

‘Game of Thrones’ history class at NIU

‘Game of Thrones’ history class at NIU. For 20 Northern Illinois University students, “Game of Thrones” isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television—it’s…

State will stay within its means

State will stay within its means. State House Minority Leader Jim Durkin is optimistic about reaching a budget deal later this spring, but he is also realistic. Durkin said that he…

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