Republican Governor Bruce Rauner likely considered the upcoming election while crafting the state of the state address he gave Wednesday. There's a host of Democratic candidates vying to unseat him - and a single Republican who says she wants to get him out the way during the primary this March. 

DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat held by GOP leader Christine Radogno before she announced her resignation last month. 

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 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:

A new computer tool aims to give regional government better accuracy in predicting the impact of residential or commercial development.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on the new ‘fiscal calculator’ tool: