Dick Durbin, Illinois' senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats that he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday.
Dick Durbin, Illinois' senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday.
Categories: National Issues
Tags: Dick Durbin, US Senate
The state can move forward with a plan to condemn land in the footprint of the proposed South Suburban Airport, a Will County judge ruled Friday.
Attorneys for the Barbour family, who own land in the planned airport’s footprint, had filed a motion in Will County Circuit Court to dismiss a condemnation lawsuit filed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Airports
Gov. Pat Quinn will propose a “painful” $35.6 billion state spending plan for next year that boosts funding for pension costs while cutting spending on schools and higher education, aides said Tuesday.
The budget proposal the governor will present to state lawmakers Wednesday represents a 3-percent increase in spending over current levels but contains no tax or fee increases or sweeping new programs that might be salted within a typical election-year budget.
Categories: State Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Budget