Businesses Look Ahead To Outcome Of "Grand Bargain" After New Budget PlanA Chicago business leader said local companies can live with tax increases in the budget plan being worked out by Illinois Senate leaders, but they want to see other reforms in the so-called "Grand Bargain".
Son Of Late State Comptroller Said Topinka Would Be 'Furious' With Budget Stalemate The son of the late State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka suggests his mother would be livid at the long budget stalemate underway in the state of Illinois.
Lawmakers Aim To Make Obama's Birthday A Holiday In IllinoisDemocratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed bills to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
Illinois Lawmaker: Enough With All The State Symbols, AlreadyState Rep. Tom Rooney's legislation would only keep the state flag, seal, motto and song; everything else would be abolished.
Illinois Sees Increase In Flu, Hospitals Place Temporary Visitor RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Heath recommends hospitals to place temporary visitor-restriction polices that restrict children under 18 from visiting acute-care hospitals due to bad flu season.
Illinois Fails To Support Disability Services, Report FindsA federal court monitor is criticizing Illinois for failing to ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive adequate support within their communities for a second year in a row.
New Study Shows 80 Percent Of Illinoisans Will Travel In 2017Over 80 percent of people in Illinois will travel this year, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect Until Midnight For Northern IllinoisThe National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 5 p.m. Wednesday to midnight for parts of Illinois.
Nearly 200 News Laws Become Effective In January 2017With the momentum of a train barreling down the tracks, nearly 200, new laws roll into Illinois for 2017.
Nearly 200 New Illinois Laws To Take Effect In January 2017Nearly 200 new Illinois laws will take effect in the new year, including first-in-the nation rules requiring hairstylists to undergo training to help domestic violence victims and others making it easier for juvenile offenders to get a fresh start.
Illinois Lost More People Than Any Other State: U.S. CensusThe Land of Lincoln lost nearly 38,000 people in the past year, updated figures show.
Illinois Leaders Differ On Progress In Meeting With GovernorIllinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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