PEORIA — A Jan. 28 trial date has been set for former Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock's trial on corruption charges, including that he illegally sought reimbursement for a $5,000 chandelier.
BLOOMINGTON — Democratic governor nominee J.B. Pritzker isn't backing down on a controversial attack ad his campaign published this week.
BLOOMINGTON — Erika Harold is looking for local input in her agenda as candidate for Illinois attorney general.
BLOOMINGTON — Steve Suess likes to say he's a "reformed Republican."
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois last set a minimum salary for school teachers in 1980.
NORMAL — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 1910 on Thursday, permitting the town of Normal to extend its uptown tax increment financing district for 12 more years.
BLOOMINGTON — The challenging work of cutting the state's recidivism rate requires energy and resources from inside and outside prison walls, the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections told an audience Thursday in Bloomington.
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington-Normal continued to add jobs in May as the unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in McLean County.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says President Donald Trump's administration should stop separating children from parents who cross into the U.S. illegally.
The legislation will have the biggest immediate impact on the 450,000 adult Medicaid recipients who aren't in managed care.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner soon will be asked to weigh in on a bill designed to avoid addiction to prescription painkillers and reduce opioid overdoses by giving certain patients quick but temporary access to the state's medical marijuana program.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will hire a human resources director and officer for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to combat sexual harassment.
EDWARDSVILLE — Voters could get a chance to show their support for the Second Amendment at the polls in November, after the Government Relations Committee approved an advisory referendum making Madison County a “sanctuary county” for gun owners.
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BLOOMINGTON — Several McLean County roads and highways should receive upgrades as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s six-year, $11 billion plan to improve Illinois roads and bridges.
EAST ST. LOUIS — Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Tuesday during a news conference that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "where he belongs."
SPRINGFIELD — Activists pushing to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are turning their focus to a handful of states that have yet to ratify it, after Illinois brought them a step closer to achieving a goal that's been elusive for decades.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers have come up with an unusual solution to combat its opioid crisis, allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana instead of opiates as a way to curb a growing epidemic.
SPRINGFIELD — For years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's pulpit for preaching fiscal order was the Illinois budget. He was even willing to see whole swathes of the state government effectively shut down to get his way.
NORMAL — Featuring a boost in funding for public universities and grant programs, Central Illinois college officials say the approved state budget is a step in the right direction.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Republican who arrived in town three years ago and fought established Democrats so hard the state was thrust into fiscal crisis, gave his blessing Thursday to a bipartisan budget plan that lawmakers OK'd and prepared to send his way.
SPRINGFIELD — Frustrated lawmakers are quizzing state prison officials and advocates for mentally ill inmates on the potential costs of court-ordered improvements to behavioral health care in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
SPRINGFIELD — A measure meant to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from potential leaks at nearby natural gas storage sites is likely to end up on the governor's desk by the end of Thursday, according to the bill's sponsors.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Corrections is making progress in its effort to create a mental health treatment system that meets constitutional mandates, prison officials told lawmakers Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate has approved an annual state budget by an unlikely 56-2 margin.
SPRINGFIELD — With just a few days left, Central Illinois lawmakers remain hopeful that a budget deal can be reached by the scheduled end of the legislative session on Thursday.