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.
Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Honored On Memorial Wall In Springfield
Illinois Woman Gets Postcard From Hong Kong -- Mailed In 1993The man who wrote the postcard says he was "having a good time" in an "extremely crowded place." He says some seafood is served while "still crawling on your plate.
Judge: Constitution Violated By Legislators' Pay Freeze VoteLawmakers got their first raises in more than a decade this month when their $67,836 base salaries increased about $1,600 as part of the $40 billion budget Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed in June.
Illinois State Capitol Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time, In Honor Of Pride MonthIn honor of Pride Month, a rainbow LGBTQ flag is flying above the Illinois State Capitol for the first time in state history.
Mike Madigan, John Cullerton Barred From Communion In Springfield Over Abortion VotesFollowing their votes that expanded abortion rights in Illinois, House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have been barred from receiving Communion in Springfield.
Mass Transit Will Ride With More Money For Extra Rail Cars, Maintenence"This is a substantial package and this will address a substantial portion of the maintenance needs that we have in this region."