The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.
The Illinois Special Olympics begin Friday at Illinois State University.
Illinois lawmakers have passed a budget to the Gov. Pat Quinn, but not without a lot of contention.
Illinois lawmakers voting to repeal the controversial legislative scholarship program hope the free rides are over once and for all.
The program allowing state lawmakers to give free tuition to students – who are supposed to live in the lawmakers’ respective districts – is a step closer to the junk pile, winning approval Thursday in an Illinois House committee.
A bill awaiting a Senate vote is either about tax fairness or about big business getting bigger.
Trying to save $2.7 billion on Medicaid costs, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
The state’s controversial legislative scholarship program — which allows lawmakers to provide free tuition to state universities to students in their districts — is still alive, despite several attempts to end it. And a top Republican lawmaker says Senate Democratic leaders won’t let efforts to repeal the program come up for a vote.
On a day when Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent was honored in the Illinois House, it seems the only person reporters wanted to talk to was indicted Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Some Illinois lawmakers say it’s time for some spring cleaning when it comes to the state’s laws.
A bill approved by the Illinois House of Representatives Monday would require state residents to pay up to $25 to enter state parks.
A bill that has passed the Illinois House would bar state universities hiring executive headhunters.
A bill to require abortion doctors in Illinois to offer the mother a view of an ultrasound is under attack, by lawmakers attaching hostile amendments.
The Illinois legislature is moving forward with an investigation of State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), a process that could potentially lead to his ouster from the General Assembly over his arrest on federal bribery charges.
Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.
Chicago was recently deemed the most corrupt city in the nation, and deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich last week became the second consecutive governor in prison for corruption convictions.
Some people are fortunate enough get the day off for Casimir Pulaski Day Monday, as Chicago celebrates the city’s rich Polish culture.
The days of saving money by using a “roll your own” cigarette machine could be over in Illinois.
You didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.