Some mid-size Illinois cities are hoping to gain more influence in Springfield. The Rockford Register Star reports industrial cities like Rockford, Peoria, Aurora and Danville are forming a new alliance at the Capitol. Each of these cities already belongs to the Illinois Municipal League. That organization focuses on legislative issues for communities across the state.
Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.
Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.
Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.
The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.