More Than 50 Companies Showcased At Illinois Products ExpoOfficials say that Illinois ranks first nationally for food processing sales at $186 billion a year. It is among the state's top manufacturing activities.
Thompson Center, Illinois Fairgrounds On Endangered ListChicago's massive downtown state government building and the state fairgrounds in Du Quoin and Springfield are among this year's most endangered historic buildings in Illinois.
Rauner Launching Private Foundation to Fix Illinois State FairgroundsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
Quinn Vetoes 2-Year-Old Casino Expansion PlanSlamming the measure as "excessive," Gov. Pat Quinn has officially vetoed legislation that would have allowed five new casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, after lawmakers held up the proposal for nearly two years due to his promised veto.
Quinn Won't Sign Gambling Bill, Wants Scaled-Back PlanGov. Pat Quinn won’t sign a massive gambling expansion bill is proposing, in its place, a scaled-back alternative that would give Mayor Rahm Emanuel a casino in Chicago
Crime Commission Blasts Gambling Expansion PlanThe Chicago Crime Commission on Wednesday said that legislation to allow for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois is “deeply flawed” and would be bad for the state.
House Approves Major Gambling Expansion PlanThe Illinois House has passed proposed legislation that would pave the way for a major expansion of casino gambling throughout the state.