Slaveholder Douglas' Statue To Be Removed From Capitol LawnThe board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol voted Wednesday to remove a statue of the senator and a statue of early settler Pierre Menard because both profited from slavery.
Illinois Launches Campaign To Prevent Abuse Of Seniors
Speaker Michael Madigan Calls For Removal Of Stephen Douglas Portrait, Statue From Illinois State Capitol“Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House," Madigan said.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum To Reopen Wednesday In SpringfieldMuseum officials said the property has been cleaned and protective barriers also are installed in some places. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or over the phone.
2 Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting At Bunn-O-Matic Warehouse In Springfield; Gunman Found DeadTwo employees were killed and another was critically injured Friday morning at a warehouse in central Illinois, all apparently shot by a coworker who was found fatally shot in his car later in the day, police said.
Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Funds For COVID-19Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers.
Illinois Lawmakers Returning To Springfield To Discuss Budget, COVID-19 ReliefIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield for a three-day session.
Pritzker Wants More Spending; How Much Depends On Tax VoteOne spending boost not tied to that extra revenue is $147 million more for the Department of Children and Family Services after a particularly troubling year. An inspector general's report released in January indicated that 123 children who died last year had been in contact with the Department of Children and Family Services.
Lawmakers React To Blagojevich Sentence Commutation: 'Not The Right Message'"It's important those found guilty serve their prison sentences."
Rod Blagojevich Sentence Commuted: The History Of Crooked Illinois GovernorsWhen Donald Trump commuted Rod Blagojevich's federal sentence on multiple corruption charges, Illinois' 40th governor was just one in a long list of crooked state chief executives.
Sangamon County Coroner, Former Springfield Mayor, Third Person, And Dog Die When Plane Goes Down In Rural Area Near SpringfieldThree people and a dog were killed Tuesday afternoon when a plane went down in a rural area downstate near the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield.
Pritzker Vetoes Tax Break For Private Jet ManufacturersA veto reversal is likely. The House unanimously adopted the measure. The Senate recorded just one “no” vote.
Mayor Lightfoot Tells State Lawmakers City Needs Casino To Fill Budget HoleMayor Lori Lightfoot showed her hand in Springfield Tuesday, telling state lawmakers the city needs a casino to help solve its massive budget hole.
New Illinois State Capitol Architect To Continue RenovationsThe new architect of the Illinois State Capitol says she wants to continue the renovation of the historic statehouse, preserve most of the surrounding buildings, and make all the structures more sustainable.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum Receives Book Collection Of Famed Biographer Benjamin ThomasBenjamin Thomas' books could be a gold mine for Lincoln scholars as many of the works contain the author's handwritten comments, observances and notations.