- ISU president calls for end to budget turmoil in Springfield Updated: Oct-09-15 9:09 am
NORMAL, Illinois - Illinois State University is feeling the effects of the lack of a state budget but the school remains "strong and stable," president Larry Dietz said during his annual State of the University address.
- Mural, crosswalk art project underway downtown Springfield Updated: Oct-09-15 5:10 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A planned mural and crosswalk art project is underway in downtown Springfield after experiencing two years of delays.
- Stevenson family exhibit on hold due to Illinois budget feud Updated: Oct-07-15 5:11 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A planned exhibit on former Gov. Adlai Stevenson and his political dynasty family is on hold, due partially to Illinois' budget stalemate.
- Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing Updated: Oct-06-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
- Route 66 Museum to hold auction in Springfield Updated: Oct-06-15 5:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Good news for anyone who ever wanted to get their kicks on Route 66.
- Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse Updated: Oct-02-15 11:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services in his office.
- Demolition begins at Springfield's Honeywell-Hobbs plant Updated: Sep-30-15 9:24 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.
- Lincoln museum program explores Civil War technology Updated: Sep-29-15 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A new educational program aimed at elementary school students will explore the technology of the Civil War era.
- Secretary White: Budget standoff may lead to security issues Updated: Sep-28-15 3:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says his office will suspend mailing reminder notices on renewing motor vehicle registrations because there's still no state budget.
- Legislative report finds gambling at a slowdown in Illinois Updated: Sep-27-15 10:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gambling is going through slow times in Illinois, with state taxes for all forms of gambling falling by nearly 6 percent this year despite growth in the video sector, according to a new report from the Illinois Legislature.
- Central Illinois newspaper sues governor over record request Updated: Sep-24-15 6:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A central Illinois weekly newspaper is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner after the attorney general's office said he must turn over appointment calendars showing his daily schedule.
- Chicago's deputy mayor testifies on property tax exemption Updated: Sep-24-15 11:39 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is testifying before state lawmakers on a proposed property tax exemption as Chicago looks to increase property taxes to help pay pensions.
- Veterans' Affairs says some food vendors may suspend service Updated: Sep-24-15 10:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs says some food vendors for the agency's veterans homes may have to suspend deliveries because of the state's ongoing budget problems.
- Illinois state fairs expand age limits for livestock shows Updated: Sep-18-15 4:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - More young people will have the opportunity to show livestock at future Illinois state fairs.
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Durbin to bring Springfield nun as guest to papal address Updated: Sep-15-15 5:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says his guest for Pope Francis' upcoming address to Congress will be Sister Philip Neri Crawford of the Dominican Order in Springfield.
- Vigil held in Illinois capital for officers shot on the job Updated: Sep-13-15 12:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A candlelight vigil has been held in Illinois' capital to honor police officers recently shot and killed on the job.
- Illinois governor: Flags at half-staff for 9/11 anniversary Updated: Sep-11-15 10:29 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The U.S. and Illinois flags will fly at half-staff on Friday to honor the victims on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Illinois Senate rejects Rauner's veto of anti-heroin bill Updated: Sep-09-15 7:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Senate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
- University of Illinois sees large, diverse freshman class Updated: Sep-09-15 2:19 pm
URBANA, Illinois - The freshman class at the University of Illinois' flagship Urbana-Champaign campus this fall is the second largest in the school's history and is more diverse than in previous years.