Illinois Republicans See Opportunities To Build Beyond 2012Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.
Downstate GOP Targeting Quinn In Attack AdsThe 2012 general election is coming up in barely two months, and between now and then, you can expect to see and hear negative advertising featuring someone who’s in office for at least two more years.
Peoria Researcher Looking Into Causes, Effects Of Gulf War SyndromeThe story of the returning veteran never ends. A researcher in Peoria is investigating Gulf War Syndrome, more than twenty years after the end of Operation Desert Storm.
Angry Union Protest Prompts Quinn To Cut Short State Fair RallyGov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.
LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed RailWant to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.
State Honors Top State TroopersThe Officer of the Year for the Illinois State Police is proficient at racking up DUI and other traffic arrests, but he’s modest about it.
House Vote Next Month On Smith's Fate Not The Final WordIndicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) will find out next month if he'll be kicked out of the Illinois House for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, but even if he is, that doesn't mean he won't be back.
Conservative Law Center Challenges Illinois Campaign Finance LawThe latest Illinois campaign finance law is under fire.
Officials, Labor Leaders Celebrate Federal Transportation PlanLabor leaders joined Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in taking a victory lap on Friday to celebrate President Barack Obama signing the new $105 billion federal transportation bill.
State Lawmakers Seek New Prescription Drug Aid Program For SeniorsLawmakers who say the state health care cuts went too far are trying to move the pendulum back.
State Treasurer To Give Tours Of Vault At CapitolFor the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.
Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training SchoolThe Illinois Fire Service Institute's hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
State May Take Over School Districts In North Chicago, East St. LouisThe school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.
Illinois Special Olympics Set To Begin DownstateThe Illinois Special Olympics begin Friday at Illinois State University.
State Lawmakers Pass Budget, But Not Without ContentionIllinois lawmakers have passed a budget to the Gov. Pat Quinn, but not without a lot of contention.