- Bridge connecting St. Louis, East St. Louis set to reopen Updated: Nov-24-15 4:30 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - The Martin Luther King Bridge connecting East St. Louis to St. Louis is set to reopen after being closed for construction.
- Illinois AG Madigan releases annual safe shopping guide Updated: Nov-23-15 7:20 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released a list of toys and children's products that have been recalled.
- Rauner not hiring firm for Lincoln Museum director search Updated: Nov-23-15 11:34 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration will find a new director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum instead of hiring an outside search firm.
- Diana Rauner's chief of staff appointed to Illinois House Updated: Nov-20-15 4:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The chief of staff to Illinois first lady Diana Rauner has been appointed to the state House of Representatives.
- Illinois officials seek company to supply body cameras Updated: Nov-19-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials have taken another step toward equipping police officers with body cameras.
- Consumer warning: Phone scammers posing as IRS officials Updated: Nov-19-15 4:02 am
CHICAGO - Illinois residents are being warned about a phone scam in which con artists pose as IRS officials demanding unpaid taxes.
- Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts Updated: Nov-17-15 5:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago's plan to save its pension program from insolvency does not violate the state Constitution's protection against reduced benefits because it ensures there will be, for decades to come, money to keep those checks moving.
- Sangamon County GOP seeks applicants for Rep. Poe's seat Updated: Nov-17-15 4:04 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Republican officials in Sangamon County are looking for a replacement for longtime state Rep. Raymond Poe.
- Ill. legislator Raymond Poe is new agriculture director Updated: Nov-13-15 5:49 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A Springfield farmer who's served in the Illinois House of Representatives for 20 years is Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for director of the Department of Agriculture.
- AP: Illinois Democratic superdelegates lining up for Clinton Updated: Nov-13-15 2:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention next summer appear to be lining up behind Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
- Ex-Illinois tourism director to lead Colorado tourism office Updated: Nov-13-15 4:01 am
DENVER - The former director of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism will start using her expertise to boost Colorado's tourism industry.
- University of Illinois calls for end to state budget battle Updated: Nov-12-15 9:09 pm
CHICAGO - University of Illinois trustees have adopted a resolution urging state lawmakers to end an impasse and pass a budget.
- Rauner OKs taking money from Finance Authority to pay bills Updated: Nov-12-15 5:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has tapped funds from a small state agency to pay vendors amid the budget crisis.
- Families' flood buyouts on hold due to Illinois budget mess Updated: Nov-11-15 2:26 pm
OLIVE BRANCH, Illinois - After the Mississippi River flooded four years ago, more than 100 Illinois families agreed - some reluctantly - to sell their homes to the government for demolition so they could move to higher ground.
- Rauner touts compromise, Dems criticize 'inconsistency' Updated: Nov-10-15 9:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Despite having no state budget agreement more than four months into the state's fiscal year, the Illinois Senate left the capital city Tuesday for perhaps the last time before the new year while House Democrats attempted, but failed, to adopt spending plans they say strike at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's "inconsistency."
- The Latest: House adopts disbursing tax money with Rauner OK Updated: Nov-10-15 6:20 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on legislative action in the state Capitol as the budget impasse enters its fifth month without a resolution:
- Southern Illinois lawmaker seeks to keep work camp open Updated: Nov-09-15 4:21 am
CARBONDALE,, Illinois - A state lawmaker from southern Illinois has introduced legislation to keep operating a minimum-security prison work camp targeted to close as part of a cost-cutting move from shutting down.
- Lack of state funding puts stresses on Illinois universities Updated: Nov-06-15 10:18 am
CHICAGO - The lack of a state budget is putting stresses on Illinois' public universities that still aren't receiving money from the state.
- State to replace misspelled Collinsville street signs Updated: Nov-05-15 4:41 am
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to replace several misspelled Collinsville street signs installed after a highway repair project.
- Illinois Supreme Court again rejects $10B cigarette verdict Updated: Nov-04-15 7:35 pm
ST. LOUIS - A divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Philip Morris over its past efforts to market "low-tar" and "light" cigarettes as healthier alternatives.
- Illinois AG Madigan joins legal effort to support power plan Updated: Nov-04-15 2:36 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois has joined 17 states supporting new domestic power plant limits being challenged in federal court by more than two dozen other states.
- Former Illinois chief justice Thomas Fitzgerald dies at 74 Updated: Nov-03-15 1:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Thomas Fitzgerald, the former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who presided over the impeachment trial of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has died. He was 74.
- More cuts at U of Illinois as budget wait continues Updated: Oct-28-15 11:21 am
URBANA, Illinois - University of Illinois leaders say cuts announced last week in administration spending aren't the only places where the state budget uncertainty is having an effect.
- Illinois lawmaker proposes daily fantasy sports regulations Updated: Oct-27-15 6:59 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois would regulate daily fantasy sports websites and add consumer protections under a proposal filed Tuesday by a state legislator who said his plan could spark discussions about how to handle a fast-growing industry under scrutiny nationwide.