Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.
Budding Illinois filmmakers have a chance to gain a wide audience and win money through a state-sponsored film contest.
Illinois is bucking the trend, posting positive home sale numbers in the face of dismal national numbers.
Illinois lawmakers have fast-tracked a plan to relieve traffic congestion on Chicago area and northwest Indiana interstates.
Illinois lawmakers have approved a $1 per pack cigarette tax increase to help fill a gaping Medicaid budget hole, and the governor has indicated he’ll sign it quickly when it reaches his desk.
Only three days remain in the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session. As WBBM Newsradio’s Alex Degman reports, those days should be busy.
It’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.
Lawmakers have less than two weeks before their scheduled adjournment, and the governor wants to make sure they’re on the right track.
State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) told a special legislative panel Thursday that he is innocent of the federal bribery charges he is facing, but he refused to testify under oath.
Illinois’ 78,000 state government retirees could lose their free health care benefits, under a measure headed to the full Illinois House for consideration.
It’s Major League Baseball’s opening week, and as we tune in to the Cubs and White Sox, it’s interesting to see how these teams play when it comes to politics.
The governor says he’ll accept nothing less than abolition of the state’s General Assembly scholarship program this year.
An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Illinois Republicans have tried again to make voters show a photo ID before voting, and the proposal was once again shot down by Democrats.
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a measure to allow private citizens to make audio recordings of police officers on the job.
What has been called one of the greatest economic tools available in Illinois will disappear unless lawmakers take action.
Mitt Romney will return to Chicago from Springfield Monday morning, to speak at the university where President Barack Obama used to teach.
A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
The American Cancer Society is awarding $250,000 in anti-obesity grants to help children learn to think healthy at a younger age.
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