Glenn Beck Gives $50K To Lincoln Artifacts DebtThe collection includes valuable personal effects of Lincoln's and a stovepipe hat whose link to Lincoln has been questioned.
Satanic Temple Statue Among Displays At Illinois CapitolIn its application for the display, Satanic Temple-Chicago calls itself a nontheistic organization that aims to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people."
9 Confirmed Tornadoes In Illinois On SaturdayGovernor Bruce Rauner announced the decision to activate the State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield.
Fall Session Wraps Up, Democrats Anticipate Capitol ControlThe 100th General Assembly will reconvene briefly in January before Democratic Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker is inaugurated with a new Legislature.
Illinois House Expunges Lawmaker's Tainted Water ThreatRep. Stephanie Kifowit apologized for the indelicate comment she made about Lombard Republican Peter Breen Tuesday during floor debate on legislation involving the deadly Legionnaire's disease crisis at a Quincy veterans' home.
Veto Override Votes On Key Issues Remain For LawmakersThe House has yet to take action on an override approved by the Senate on legislation setting a deadline for police to help cooperative immigrant crime victims get U.S. visas.
Senate Overrides Rauner Veto On Immigrant Crime-Victim VisasSenate President John Cullerton's plan was approved 40-12 Wednesday. It would set a 90-day deadline for law enforcement officials to complete paperwork immigrants need for visas to stay in this country.
Bishops Weigh Anti-Abuse Strategy After Delay Set By VaticanBishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, said that "we are not branch managers of the Vatican" and that "our people are crying out for some action."
Lawmakers Open Fall Session With Questions On Lincoln MuseumIts fundraising foundation wants state tourism money to help pay off $9 million owed on a decade-old loan used to buy Lincoln artifacts.
Lawmakers To Ask Questions About Lincoln Hat, Museum FutureA state House committee plans a hearing to consider questions surrounding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Pritzker Lists Advisers To Look Into Illinois' FinancesIllinois' bill payment backlog stands at $7.5 billion, and there is an estimated $1 billion shortfall in the current state budget.
Leader In Illinois Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced To Over Eight YearsThe U.S. attorney's office in Springfield said 44-year-old Clifton "Ty" Robinson was sentenced for fraud and aggravated identity theft convictions.