- Data show drop in Illinois prisoners but still overcrowded Updated: Jul-26-15 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - New state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but the state's facilities remain overcrowded.
- Timeline of compensation for Illinois General Assembly Updated: Jul-26-15 11:16 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A timeline of the compensation for members of the Illinois General Assembly:
- Closer Look: Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again Updated: Jul-26-15 11:04 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are anxious about an automatic 2 percent salary increase they receive this month despite a budget crisis.
- Report: Rauner campaign used gift cards to help get out vote Updated: Jul-23-15 7:07 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign handed out thousands of dollars in gift cards to people who helped get supporters to the polls during the November election, prompting questions about transparency and whether recipients should be considered volunteers or campaign staff.
- Opponents fight plan to close southern Illinois prison camp Updated: Jul-20-15 8:10 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Illinois - Hundreds of residents from southern Illinois' farthest reaches on Monday appealed to Gov. Bruce Rauner to reconsider a cost-cutting proposal to shut down a minimum-security prison work camp that, along with Shawnee National Forest tourism, serves as one of the region's few economic bright spots.
- In Illinois, Medicaid expansion sign-ups double predictions Updated: Jul-19-15 10:46 am
CHICAGO - Illinois is among a dozen states where the number of new enrollees surpassed projections for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health law. While the surge in sign-ups lifts the number of insured people, it has also stoked worries about the future cost to taxpayers.
- Rauner names campaign supporter to Illinois Tollway board Updated: Jul-17-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a Chicago pastor and campaign supporter to the board that oversees the Illinois Tollway.
- Some state services for Illinois elderly, disabled in limbo Updated: Jul-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Mary Schnell rises around 6 a.m. each day to help dress, feed and give medicine to her husband of nearly 65 years, who has dementia that affects his memory, his movements and makes him disoriented even in their Springfield home.
- Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow Updated: Jul-01-15 10:14 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget.