State Sponsoring Contest For Illinois FilmmakersBudding Illinois filmmakers have a chance to gain a wide audience and win money through a state-sponsored film contest.
State Encourages Consumers To Buy Products Made In Illinois To Boost EconomyThe state of Illinois is kicking off a campaign today to get you to try to buy more products that are made in Illinois.
Many Taxpayers Who Filed By Mail Still Waiting For Refunds From StateThe Illinois Department of Revenue says many Illinoisans who filed their tax returns the old-fashioned way are still waiting for refunds.
Quinn Signs Bill Raising Cigarette Taxes To Fund MedicaidGov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill to help the state’s struggling Medicaid program, but critics are convinced the budget solution will do more harm than good.
McDonough Engineering Firm Accused Of Stealing Millions From StateOne of Illinois’ biggest engineering firms could find itself fighting for its survival.
Torture Investigation Panel To Shut Down After State Eliminates FundingA state commission set up to investigate claims of police torture is about to close up shop.
Protesters To CME Group: Give Your Tax Break BackAbout 1,500 protesters slowly marched from the Thompson Center to the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, calling for the company that runs the financial exchange to give back millions in state tax breaks.
Appeals Court Backs Quinn's Move To Deny Workers' RaisesA federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn's move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.
Dart, Other Law Enforcement Officers Protest Against Cuts To Preschool FundingCook County Sheriff Tom Dart had some harsh words Thursday for state cuts in preschool funding.
State Looking To Ease Congestion At Circle InterchangeThe state is looking to ease traffic congestion at Chicago's Circle Interchange just west of downtown.
State Announces Nearly $5 Million In Green Infrastructure GrantsIllinois used Earth Day Weekend to announce nearly $5 million in Green Infrastructure Grants statewide.
State Panel Fails To Come Up With Plan To Cut Medicaid BudgetAn Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.
State To Pump $10 Million Into Fund To Clean Up Chicago RiverThe State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.
Big Raises Mean Big Pension Penalties At Suburban SchoolsSuburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois' skyrocketing pension costs.
Topinka: New Web Portal Allows The Public To Monitor State's FinancesIllinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a new Web site that allows the public, government watchdogs, and the media to follow the state’s finances more easily.