The Illinois House has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and the Chicago-based financial exchanges
A Chicago conservation company that restored Illinois’ rare copy of the 13th Amendment signed by President Lincoln is turning it back over to the state.
A federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating the failure of a water pump in Springfield as a possible cyber attack.
Copper thieves struck the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln sometime within the last few weeks, and a state lawmaker says his measure will make such crimes harder to commit.
It was a “split decision” in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.
Overriding a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois lawmakers have given power companies in Illinois authority to raise rates every year for the next decade to pay for modernizing the state’s power grid.
Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is trying to give a lesson on working across the aisle.
Attorneys for Catholic Charities are asking an appellate court to stay a ruling that allows Illinois to stop working with the groups on adoptions and foster-care placements.
The carnival rides, the greasy food and the agriculture exhibits are all ready as the Illinois State Fair opens in Springfield.
A college student from Gurnee has quite a story to tell about what he is doing over his summer vacation.
Ideas for a national museum to tell the story of the Korean War have shifted from Springfield to the Chicago area.
The re-drawing of the map is almost done in Illinois, and the state Senate is expected to vote on new Congressional lines today.
A huge expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois is headed to the House floor.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the new congressional district map drawn up by Illinois Democrats denies suburban voters a voice.
In a victory for gun owners over advocates of open government, the Senate voted 42-1 to overturn a ruling earlier this year by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that the names are public under the Freedom of Information Act.
A bill sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday would make it harder for teachers to strike and easier for bad teachers to be fire.
Bart Simpson was in Springfield today. Seriously, the actress who provides Bart’s voice, and a lot of others in the long-running “Simpsons” sit-com, testified before a legislative subcommittee.
Urged on by a Joliet woman who survived two days of captivity and torture at the hands of an abusive husband, an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would subject those convicted of domestic torture to stiffer prison sentences.