Rep. JoAnn Osmond

A stretch of the Illinois River running through Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Illinois Department Of Natural Resources)

State Parks May Soon Begin Charging For Admission

A bill approved by the Illinois House of Representatives Monday would require state residents to pay up to $25 to enter state parks.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Lawmakers Taking Steps That Could Oust Rep. Smith

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.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012