While the talk today is about the governor's executive order on unions, a projected $2 billion budget deficit still goes unsolved. We have the latest details.

Gov. Bruce Rauner steps up the attack on public employee unions with an executive order allowing members to opt out and not pay union dues if they so choose.

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual state budget address. Paris Schutz has the details from Springfield. Read an article and watch Quinn's full address.

The ISAT test is scheduled to begin next week, but some Chicago Public School teachers are refusing to administer the statewide tests. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.

Paris Schutz reports on why a race for Illinois State Representative between two Chicagoans is turning ugly, and has powerful Democratic party insiders on edge. Read an article.

Illinois State Police demonstrate the concealed carry application process in advance of the law going into effect on Jan 5, 2014. Brandis Friedman has the details. Watch a web extra video.

Medically Fragile Children

Many children with severe disabilities live at home with their families, but their parents say recent Medicaid budget cuts could end up costing the state a lot more money. We share some of your thoughts in Viewer Mail.

A survey by Development Counselors International, a marketing firm specializing in economic development and travel marketing, ranks Illinois the third worst state to do business in -- in the nation.