• GREGORY PRATT, JAMIE MUNKS AND DAN PETRELLA Chicago Tribune

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pitching two options for a Chicago casino to Illinois lawmakers, one a “public structure” that would be split between the city and state, the other a more conventional private operation.

  • RILEY VETTERKIND rvetterkind@madison.com

The task force, which Evers established through executive order, is meant to advise him to on how to address the consequences of climate change in the state. 

On October 15, the Senate Committee on Insurance, Financial Services, Government Oversight and Courts held a public hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 59, also known as the State Budget Protection Act, which prohibits the governor from using the partial veto to increase state expenditures. T…

  • REBECCA ANZEL ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com

SPRINGFIELD — Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, the only Illinois organization currently participating in the federal family planning program, was awarded more than double its initial grant after several providers across the country declined their funding in response to a Trump administration rule change.

  • MATT VOLZ Associated Press

Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could handicap the party's nominee in the November 2020 general election.

On October 9, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters sat down with the co-chairs of the 2019 Suicide Prevention Task Force, Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska), for a discussion on the task force and their recommended legislation. Reps. Ballweg and Doyle addr…