On Monday, the state of Illinois announced the reopening of the Illinois State Museum, a 138-year-old institution closed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last September. But it's not exactly that easy.
Illinois State Museum
Rauner pushes for compromise, which includes continued closure of Thompson Center art gallery
After being closed almost three months due to the state’s budget crisis, the Illinois State Museum has recently lost more staff members as it tiptoes ever closer to losing its accreditation in 2016.
New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of Wordplay
A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.