News

Donating the Chair?

Donating the Chair?

When Barack Obama builds his presidential library, Illinois legislators hope to donate furniture and other state-owned items linked to the president when he served in the state Senate.

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow donation of a chair used by Obama. The chair is housed in Senate President John Cullerton’s office. Other Obama-related items are in storage.

In pushing passage of the measure, Cullerton said it’s better to donate the furniture than sell it. Alluding to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s effort to sell the U.S. Senate seat Obama vacated in 2009, Cullerton joked someone tried selling his seat, “and it didn’t work out so well for him.”

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

cwlp

An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

10 hours ago in Local

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

policememorial

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

11 hours ago in Local

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

springfield_police_1

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

12 hours ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

tax

Maybe Wednesday

12 hours ago in Local

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

4-20-16 MAP Rally 1

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.