School Funding Overhaul Again Faces Long Odds In SpringfieldLawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30 year old system that nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts.
Rauner Blocks Another Bid To Expand Medical Marijuana In IllinoisRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner signaled his distaste for broadening the state's new medical marijuana program, declining to add chronic pain and seven other health conditions to the list of diseases that can be treated with the drug.
Gov. Rauner Not Softening Budget Stance As He Prepares For His Second State Of The State AddressAs he prepares to deliver his first State of the State address in front of legislative leaders who he's battled over his "Turnaround Agenda," Governor Bruce Rauner is not backing down.
One Year Since Taking Office, Gov. Rauner Continues To Stand Ground On BudgetToday marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, and there appears to be no end in sight for the budget impasse that has marked his time in office so far.
Illinois Patients Spent Nearly $2 Million On Medical Marijuana In Program's First Two Months Illinois has collected roughly $107,000 in taxes in the pilot program.
Two Illinois Men Drown, Two Missing In Wisconsin Canoe AccidentTwo bodies were recovered and two were still missing Sunday after four Illinois men took a canoe out on a frigid Wisconsin lake, authorities said.
Rare Winter Flood Threatens Missouri, Illinois LeveesA rare winter flood pushed swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, sparking widespread evacuations and the transfer of inmates from an Illinois state prison as Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic away from submerged roads.
Feds Will Spend $4M In Ten States, Including Illinois And Indiana, To Boost Butterfly PopulationMonarch butterflies will lay eggs only on milkweed plants, which have become rarer in the Midwest.
At Waterman Farm, Customers Come Face To Face With Their Thanksgiving DinnerThe birds at HoKa Farm have a relatively good life, but nothing lasts forever. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Left As Baby At Fire Station, Child Is Now Thriving In Loving HomeAs CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, 110 babies have been given a second chance since 2001, when a "safe haven" law went into effect.
Illinois Lottery Ticket Sales Plunge Amid Payout DelayData obtained by The Associated Press through a public information request show that gross sales in October were the lowest yet in 2015. Sales include instant and Powerball tickets.
Report Card Has Good, Bad News: More Grads, But Low ACT Scores