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.
Exelon Utilities CEO Retires Amid FBI Probe Of Illinois State Senator SandovalThe move comes weeks after the FBI raid at Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval's home and offices. As part of that investigation, officials subpoenaed communication records between ComEd and Sandoval.
FBI Raids Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's Springfield OfficeFederal agents raided Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday.
Pritzker Reluctant To Criticize Madigan On Harassment ReportThe report ordered by former state executive inspector general Maggie Hickey and released focused on three allegations of sexual misconduct or intimidation.
Museum Gets Grants To Help Publish Abraham Lincoln PapersThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has received more than $400,000 in grants for a project that aims to publish every document written by the nation's 16th president.
Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement ChargesA federal grand jury indicted Cullerton on 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans and one count of making false statements in a health care matter.
Udder-ly Unique: Illinois State Fair Officials Unveil Popular Butter CowLast year, hundreds of pounds of butter was sculpted into a cow by the same Iowa artist, Sarah Pratt. The base had "Land of Lincoln" written on it and included a stovepipe hat, as a nod to Abraham Lincoln.
'Feeding Frenzy' Makes Illinois Fair Favorites AffordableDozens of food vendors will participate by dropping prices on vinegar fries, cheese curds, lemon shake-up drinks and more from 2 to 5 p.m. each day of the fair.