Mike Smith

Mike Smith is the graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legisltive session.

An Illinois high school sports coach has mixed feelings about the state’s new guidelines on high school athletics.

A health advocacy group said a type of water-borne disease may be spreading at Illinois’ unoccupied workplaces.

With a fourth case of COVID-19 announced in Illinois Monday, coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. But experts say there’s another, more common disease that ought to be getting more attention.

As Illinois lawmakers consider whether to change ethics laws after recent scandals, former legislative inspector general Julie Porter is urging them to start with themselves.

A pair of Illinois lawmakers are taking on the practice of offering tax breaks to lure companies from other states.