The latest Republican push to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to have met the fate of all previous Senate repeal efforts this year — it doesn't have the votes needed to pass the chamber. Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the bill, authored by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. Collins' decision means three Republicans have now publicly said they are against the bill — and that is one more than the GOP could...
One promise heard repeatedly during debate over the Illinois’ new school funding plan was "no red numbers," meaning any legislation that would make a district lose money was dead on arrival. Last month, in a rare bipartisan compromise, lawmakers approved a new plan that contained “hold-harmless” protection.
On Tuesday, September 26th, join artists and public radio listeners at the WUIS/NPR Illinois station in Springfield, on the UIS Campus for an art opening and reception.
Former Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno reflects on her tenure.
NPR Illinois and Tri States Public Radio host the seventh Illinois Issues Forum on the state's financial health and the lasting impacts of the two-year-long state budget impasse.
For the first time, a female Marine has completed the grueling Infantry Officer Course. The 13-week course is considered one of the toughest in the U.S. military, and one-third of the class dropped out before graduation. The Marines said in a press release that the lieutenant has "asked to keep her identity private." The Marine Corps Times reported that 36 other women have attempted the feat before but did not make it through. Last year, the military opened up all front-line combat jobs to...
Updated at 9:40 p.m. ET Like U2, Ed Sheeran has also canceled his concert in St. Louis because of safety concerns. The cancellations follow protests in the city prompted by the acquittal of a former police officer, who had been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black man. As NPR reported Friday, Jason Stockley, who is white, was found not guilty of murder in the 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. The verdict resulted in protests throughout St. Louis. According to...