Illinois

Illinois Beekeeping

An Oak Park resident is pushing to make the western suburb, home to Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway, a haven for bees. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Paris Schutz has more on why a controversial ordinance has some residents buzzing and others feeling a bit stung. Colony Collapse Disorder is an epidemic threatening […]

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Illinois Gets Bad Grade for Business

In a survey of more than 500 CEOs, Chief Executive.net found that Illinois ranked 48 out of 50 on a list of the Best/Worst States for Business. The CEOs ranked the states by taxes, regulation, workforce quality and living environment. Illinois was third from the bottom, dropping 40 places in the last five years. The […]

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Teacher Contract Reforms

A number of education reforms were proposed in the Illinois Senate yesterday, many of which could dramatically change the way teachers negotiate their contracts. Here is a summary of the reforms: – Outside of Chicago, education administrators will consider a teacher’s average performance evaluation before laying them off. Years of service will be the tie-breaker […]

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10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Landmarks Illinois released their 2011 list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. Click on the map for more information: BELLEVILLE TURNER HALL 15 N. First St., Belleville (St. Clair County) This brick-and-limestone building, with Art Deco and Gothic ornamentation, was constructed by the German community in 1923-24 as a social and civic center. Its […]

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Quinn Signs Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill today to end the death penalty in Illinois. “We’ve abolished the death penalty in Illinois, the land of Lincoln. This is the most difficult decision that I’ve made as governor. It was made after many days and nights of reflection and review,” said Quinn at a press conference Wednesday. […]

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