- Amtrak, Illinois reach deal to maintain instate service Updated: Feb-06-16 4:06 am
- Police to Super Bowl revelers: Designate sober driver now Updated: Feb-05-16 8:27 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Authorities in Illinois are asking Super Bowl revelers to make plans now for designating a sober driver.
- Rauner wants public-private deal to add lanes to I-55 Updated: Feb-04-16 1:59 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would let the Illinois Department of Transportation use a public-private partnership to add lanes to a busy stretch of Interstate 55 in the Chicago area.
- Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel Updated: Feb-04-16 11:50 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.
- Illinois attorney general seeks stay on hospital tax ruling Updated: Feb-02-16 4:56 pm
URBANA, Illinois - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is asking an appeals court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law that lets hospitals avoid taxes.
- Historic Moline train depot to be razed, clock salvaged Updated: Feb-02-16 11:50 am
MOLINE, Illinois - Preservationists have salvaged the clock and decorative stones from Moline's historic train depot before it was to be razed.
- Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding bill Updated: Feb-02-16 4:10 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it.
- Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement Updated: Feb-01-16 4:09 pm
CHICAGO - Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton and calls from the governor to send him a bill "right away."
- Concealed carry permit applications drop across Illinois Updated: Feb-01-16 2:23 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by the agency.
- Illinois' new Nike contract has more gear, less cash Updated: Jan-28-16 4:13 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Details of the University of Illinois athletic department's new 10-year contract with Nike show that the school will get more gear but less cash than it did in its previous deal.
- With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for pro-business reform Updated: Jan-27-16 4:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs.
- The Latest: Madigan says he's open to new pension deal Updated: Jan-27-16 4:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State address on Wednesday (all times local):
- After ugly first year, Illinois' governor says stay tuned Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm
CHICAGO - Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois' previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
- US high court ruling could affect 100 Illinois inmates Updated: Jan-25-16 8:57 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - About 100 convicted Illinois murderers sentenced as teenagers to life without parole are assured of a review after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday.
- Illinois Senate president wants school funding formula fix Updated: Jan-25-16 3:53 pm
CHICAGO - A top Democrat says inequity in Illinois' school funding formula is the "defining crisis of our time" and an overhaul is a top priority.
- Trucker sentenced to 2 years for crash that killed trooper Updated: Jan-23-16 3:49 pm
SKOKIE, Illinois - The driver of a truck that slammed into an Illinois state trooper's patrol car and killed him in 2003 has been sentenced to two years in prison.
- Illinois AG seeks to dismiss DraftKings, FanDuel lawsuits Updated: Jan-22-16 8:39 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to dismiss lawsuits brought by two daily fantasy sports sites that claim their contests are games of skill allowed by state law.
- Fire-safety push for Illinois community where fire killed 5 Updated: Jan-22-16 4:11 am
ROCK FALLS, Illinois - There's a push for fire-safety awareness in a northern Illinois community where five members of a family were killed in a blaze last week.
- U of Illinois freezes in-state tuition for 2nd year Updated: Jan-21-16 5:38 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - University of Illinois trustees on Thursday agreed for a second straight year to freeze tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school drew $671 million from cash reserves to make up for the lack of state funding because of a budget deadlock.
- The Latest: Fitch downgrades Chicago schools' credit rating Updated: Jan-20-16 2:59 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on Illinois Republicans proposing a state takeover of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):
- Lawyers for Illinois ex-cop appeal his murder conviction Updated: Jan-20-16 3:31 am
CHICAGO - Lawyers for Drew Peterson have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to toss out his conviction for the murder of his third wife.
- Elk Grove Village man killed in crash on I-290 in Itasca Updated: Jan-18-16 3:52 am
ITASCA, Illinois - Authorities say a 30-year-old suburban Chicago man has died in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 290.
- Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos Updated: Jan-17-16 7:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Some Illinois lawmakers want to make it harder for police to prevent the release of videos in response to the highly publicized dashcam footage showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.
- Rauner asks labor board to rule if union talks at impasse Updated: Jan-15-16 4:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The acidic word-war between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the union members who staff state government took a formal turn Friday with the Republican executive asking state labor regulators to determine whether year-old negotiations have stalled.
- State police involved in fatal officer-involved shooting Updated: Jan-15-16 6:20 am
HURST, Illinois - Illinois State Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the southern Illinois community of Hurst that left one person dead.