Mary Cullen

Mary Cullen is a reporter at GLT. Mary recently finished her master’s degree in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The Illinois State University alumna completed internships at NPR Illinois in Springfield and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois.

Nearly 3 million State Farm customers in Illinois are in for a lower auto insurance rate beginning next month. The insurance company is cutting rates by 2 percent.

Illinois election officials are still trying to determine how best to safeguard the election process and voter data. That’s after Russians hacked the Illinois voter log in the 2016 election, exposing 76,000 voter registrations.

Some voter information, though, is not under state control.