Former state school employee Susan Weitekamp, who retired in January 2016, saved $145,922 toward a pension over 23 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
In line with other GOP legislative candidates seeking district slots around the state, two Republicans from southern Illinois have called allegations against current Auditor General Frank Mautino a disheartening state of affairs.
Rend Lake College appeared yet again on Aspen Institute’s list of top 150 community colleges in the country, making it eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million.
Republican Paul Schimpf, a retired Marine and lawyer, is running for state Senate with the aim of bringing “common-sense” legislating, conservative values and integrity to the state and to the 58th District, which covers Monroe, St. Clair, Randolph, Perry, Jackson, Union and Jefferson counties.
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt offered several market-based solutions for escalating drug prices during his testimony presented Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and fellow members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (S. 357), which passed the U.S. House last month.
Candidates for the Illinois General Assembly were happy to see Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton (D-6th District) compromising on a possible solution to the state's pension crisis -- even if their plan remains in limbo while lawmakers in Springfield continue to haggle over the state's budget.
Illinois State Senate candidate Paul Schimpf is ready to take on Senate President John Cullerton (D-6th District) and Speaker of the House Mike Madigan (D-22nd District), and believes he has what it takes to effectively represent the 58th District, according to a campaign commercial by Liberty Principles PAC.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted a regional round of the Science Olympiad Saturday, gathering sixth- through 12th-grade students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for a day of competitive problem-solving.