A major credit ratings agency says Illinois' new budget is "more of the same" from the worst-rated state in the U.S.

Illinois officials say they delivered personal data involving more than 4,000 people to incorrect addresses.

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

The state treasurer says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must go to New York to talk bond-rating houses out of knocking the state's creditworthiness into "junk" status.

Moody's Investors Service says it will review most of Illinois' public universities for potential credit downgrades over the next three months.  The bond credit rating business also bumped Northeastern Illinois University's credit down two levels. 

Moody’s offers blunt take on Rauner budget

Feb 24, 2015

A major credit rating agency has come out with a blunt assessment of Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget for Illinois. 

Fighting for IL historic places tax credit

Apr 1, 2014

An Illinois preservation group has put out its annual list of most endangered historic places. State funding may be a long shot, but enthusiasts are working to save a federal tax credit.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission needs to get its fiscal house in order before actively searching for a new executive director.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that’s the message following last night’s executive board meeting:

District 150 explains purchase card system

Oct 15, 2013

District 150 is defending the way it uses purchase cards to buy items throughout the year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after citizens questioned the process:

Tri-County looking to extend borrowing power

Oct 15, 2013

The Tri-County Regional Planning commission is looking to extend its maximum line of credit to $300,000.  That’s a $200,000 increase from its current borrowing capacity with the Southside Bank. Board member Andrew Rand says the expanded credit line is important because of delayed state grant payments: