Rauner Vows Special Session Without Education Funding Plan By Noon MondayLawmakers could be staring at another special session, because of a dispute over education funding, after the governor gave an ultimatum.
Workers' Compensation Bill Passes Senate, But Not In The ClearOne of the remaining issues in Springfield -- workers’ compensation -- is the subject of a bill that’s passed the Senate.
State Has New Mowing Policy To Benefit Monarch ButterfliesThe Monarch is believed to look for milkweed near north-south highways during its migration.
Switchblades May Become Legal In IllinoisState Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Freeport, says these are not like the Sharks and the Jets used in West Side Story. He says they’re important tools.
Former Gov. Pat Quinn Unveils His 'Interactive' Portrait At State CapitolThe portrait depicts Quinn in his "lucky" purple-striped tie. He stands in front of a background of 44 instances of people, issues and events from more than four decades in public service.
Bill Would Require Employers To Notify Employees About Bedbugs At WorkIllinois does not have a budget, but it may be getting a handle on bedbugs.
Activists Gather In Springfield To Protect Abortion RightsDozens of women descended on Springfield on Tuesday to protest Gov. Rauner's flip-flopped position on abortion.
Lawmakers Seek Vote On Abortion Bill As Women Rally At State CapitolHundreds of activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, declaring women do not have equality in the U.S.
Dominican Sisters Of Springfield Leads Good Friday ObservanceThe way people worship has changed over the decades, according to Sr. Marcelline Koch.
State Senator Hopes To Build Support For New School Funding BillIf 2017 is to be the year Illinois overhauls its public education funding formula, a downstate Republican could be your man.
State Lawmaker Wants Illinois Schools To Teach Cursive WritingA lawmaker has suggested putting cursive back in the curriculum at Illinois schools, but not enough lawmakers would sign off on his idea.
Cycling Could Become Illinois' Official State ExerciseState Representative Dave Severin really wants to promote riding bikes.
State Government's Deadbeat Status Nearly Results In Death Of Baby BoyA state employee told an Illinois House panel that her baby’s oxygen tank was almost repossessed because Illinois government had not paid the bill. WBBM's Dave Dahl reports.
Caterpillar Moving Corporate HQ From Peoria To ChicagoAfter nearly a century in central Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. has abandoned plans to build a new headquarters complex in Peoria, and has announced it is moving its corporate offices to Chicago.
Debate Rages: Is The Fizzy Drink 'Pop' Or 'Soda'?We're going to be paying more taxes on it; might as well know what it's called. WBBM's Dave Dahl reports.