- Lincoln birthday events planned at historic sites Updated: Feb-09-16 4:21 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Sites around Illinois where Abraham Lincoln made history are planning events to celebrate his birthday.
- Lovelace to get new lawyer for retrial in wife's death Updated: Feb-09-16 4:11 am
QUINCY, Illinois - The former Quincy prosecutor facing a second murder trial in his wife's 2006 Valentine's Day death will have a new legal team.
- Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen Updated: Feb-08-16 4:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The agency that oversees the Illinois State Museum and the governor's office have reached an agreement to reopen the facility and its satellite locations by charging admission and closing two branches, the state announced Monday.
- School funding overhaul again faces long odds in Springfield Updated: Feb-07-16 10:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30 year old system that nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts.
- Illinois owes Springfield hospitals $76 million Updated: Feb-07-16 11:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois owes Springfield's two largest hospitals $76 million for the care of state workers, retirees and dependents, an amount that continues to grow due to the state's budget impasse.
- 180-year-old piano likely heard by Lincoln to play again Updated: Feb-05-16 2:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The music score, displayed on an incongruous iPad, sits above the ivory keyboard of a piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard.
- 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.
- Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent Updated: Feb-02-16 4:05 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Visits to Illinois' historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state's commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War's end, President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and his burial in Springfield, according to state figures.
- EXCHANGE: Basketball player who lost parents leans on team Updated: Jan-26-16 9:41 am
BUFFALO, Illinois - Trever Martin remembers being with his friend and basketball teammate Andrew "Dewie" Gordon throughout the difficult final days of 2015.
- Excerpts from recent editorials by newspapers in Illinois Updated: Jan-25-16 6:53 pm
January 25, 2016
- Illinois monitoring 4 counties to guard against bird flu Updated: Jan-23-16 2:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - State agriculture officials say they're keeping close watch over four counties in southeastern Illinois to guard against the possible spread of bird flu from Indiana.
- Illinois first lady Diana Rauner names chief of staff Updated: Jan-22-16 5:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The wife of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Emily Bastedo as her new chief of staff.
- Coroner identifies men killed in eastern Illinois house fire Updated: Jan-22-16 7:58 am
HOMER, Illinois - Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a house fire in the eastern Illinois village of Homer.
- 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.
- 5 Illinois schools to receive $20M in federal grants Updated: Jan-20-16 4:01 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Five Illinois schools will receive more than $20 million in federal grants over the next five years to help improve student performance and ensure students are better prepared for college.
- Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills Updated: Jan-19-16 4:12 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A state lawmaker says it's time for Illinois to pay the roughly $10 million it owes for utility bills at government offices in the capital city.
- Election officials could take up case of 3 Illinois judges Updated: Jan-18-16 3:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An election official has recommended three St. Clair County judges who opted to run for election instead of retention should stay on the ballot.
- 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.
- Coyotes trade John Scott to Canadiens for Jarred Tinordi Updated: Jan-15-16 8:07 pm
GLENDALE, Arizona - The story of the NHL's most unlikely All-Star captain took another twist.
- Rauner aide blasts university 'cronyism' amid funding debate Updated: Jan-13-16 10:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner took a shot at "waste" and "cronyism" in public universities Wednesday, telling lawmakers through a surrogate that schools should be more accountable for their spending before the state finds money for tuition grants that Democrats are pushing.
- NHL All-Star captain John Scott demoted by Arizona Coyotes Updated: Jan-13-16 9:00 pm
GLENDALE, Arizona - An NHL All-Star captain has been demoted.
- THE LATEST: Rauner takes shot at university spending Updated: Jan-13-16 6:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on lawmaker action Wednesday at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield (all times local):
- Springfield health system forms 'accountable care' network Updated: Jan-11-16 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Health officials say more than 500,000 Medicare patients in Illinois will have their health care needs coordinated by federally designated "accountable care organizations" this year.
- Illinois school districts report trouble filling positions Updated: Jan-10-16 2:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - More than half of Illinois school districts responding to a recent survey say they're having trouble filling teaching positions. Three-quarters say they're seeing fewer qualified candidates than in previous years.