Since Lightfoot took office in May 2019, the new parking meter spots have collected nearly $14.6 million from drivers.
Here's what you might have missed this week in Illinois government news.
The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday laid out a $34.6 billion six-year spending plan for road, bridge, transit, rail, airport and port upkeep.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is again under fire for failing to provide adequate health care for the roughly 29,000 prisoners in its system.
Lawmakers put down their partisan swords for a few hours Monday — but strong differences remained in the background.
“The Jewish community themselves have told me that I’m right,” Bailey told a radio station.
"I want to make sure that they know that they're welcome in Illinois," Pritzker said of Indiana companies unsettled by the state's near-total abortion ban.
"I encourage authorities to act quickly and thoroughly and to hold anyone accountable who should be held accountable," Pritzker said.
Customers say they were given incorrect lists of provider networks.
State Sen. Elgie Sims has been approached in a federal criminal investigation into alleged influence peddling by a body-cam company.
The housing authority said it maintains more than 16,000 units of public housing and a portion of the units are vacant for a number of reasons at any given time.
Through next Sunday, Aug. 14, the state is reducing its sales tax rate from 6.25% to 1.25% for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies.
One is the daughter of public school teachers. The other is a scion of one of the most prominent families in American agribusiness.
Abortions in Illinois for out-of-state patients have skyrocketed. And some wait times are exceeding three weeks.
The plan, spanning six years, dedicates $33.2 billion to road, bridge and other transportation-related infrastructure.
Statehouse reporter Brenden Moore takes a look at how the Illinois governor's race is playing out on social media.
The former Illinois House speaker’s state pension has risen to nearly $149,000 a year.
Bailey said he was not attempting to minimize the scope of the Holocaust.
The drama had occurred in the days prior in a power struggle of some of the state’s most prominent Democrats.
A contentious race for leadership of the state’s Democratic Party appears to be down to a single candidate ahead of a Saturday morning vote.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity confirmed that, to this date, no agreements have been executed under the parameters of the "REV Act."
Illinois expects to receive approximately $760 million over 18 years from a $26 billion national settlement with three opioid distributers.
A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said he tested positive Thursday for COVID-19.
Bailey’s attempts to avoid talking about Trump are a departure from his approach before the primary, when he declared there was literally “no distance” between his views and those of the former president.
The news from the monthly Chicago Board of Education meeting comes as Chicago’s risk level for COVID-19 is high.
“If it wasn’t evident before, then surely it is crystal clear now: Google is one of Chicago’s most important companies,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.
Illinois Democrats are vying to make Chicago the host city for the Democratic National Convention in 2024 while considering who will lead their party for the next four years.