Illinois Farmers Rush To Apply For Hemp Growing LicensesApplications to grow hemp are piling up in Illinois, after Governor J.B. Pritzker said farmers are able to grow hemp for industrial purposes. 
Illinois Lawmakers Greeted With A Full Plate As They Return From BreakIllinois lawmakers returned to the floor Tuesday after a two-week break. Here are some of the top issues facing legislators as the spring legislative session enters its final weeks prior to the scheduled May 31 close. 
Illinois Approves Ban On 'Right-To-Work Laws'With the support of labor unions, a new bill prohibiting municipalities in the state from enacting "right-to-work laws" was signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker last week. 
Study Finds Tax Plan Would Narrow Income GapA graduated income tax could narrow Illinois' growing income disparity, cut property as well as income-tax bills and deliver billions of dollars in extra annual revenue, a study to be released Monday shows
Illinois Legislature To Hear Proposals To Legalize Sports BettingFrom brackets to betting the spread, it's common for people to put money down on March Madness, despite it being illegal in Illinois. A state representative wants to change that, however. 
Pritzker To Unveil State Budget Proposal, Facing $3 Billion DeficitIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to unveil his first annual budget proposal amid an estimated $3.2 billion deficit
Gov. Pritzker Says Illinois Needs Gun ReformSince CBS 2 revealed Monday that shooter Gary Martin's FOID card was revoked, it's a wonder why he was still in possession of a gun. 
Illinois Catholic Bishops Oppose Marijuana LegalizationIllinois' Roman Catholic bishops have taken a stand against legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
Illinois Catholic Bishops Oppose Marijuana LegalizationThe bishops say legalization will only add to the country's crisis with illicit drugs and prescription opioids.