- Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments Updated: May-27-16 7:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next five years, calling it an irresponsible idea that will increase pension debt in the long term.
- Senate sends 2 more school-funding revamps to House Updated: May-27-16 7:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The array of ideas for making Illinois public-school funding fairer grew more complex Friday with two more plans sent to the House by Senate Democrats with three days remaining in the spring session.
- Rauner reverses course on medical marijuana, backs expansion Updated: May-27-16 6:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed course on broadening Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program and is now supporting a plan to extend it roughly two years and add more qualifying health conditions.
- Illinois budget chief: 2nd year without deal 'devastating' Updated: May-27-16 4:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget chief warned Friday of "devastating" consequences if Illinois lawmakers don't agree on a spending plan for another year, even as negotiations between the Republican governor and Democrats who lead the Legislature appear to go nowhere.
- Police react as Chicago gun violence spills onto expressways Updated: May-27-16 3:42 pm
CHICAGO - The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend amid a spike in expressway shootings.
- The Latest: GOP urges Democrats to continue budget talks Updated: May-27-16 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to agree on a state budget as the spring legislative session approaches its Tuesday deadline (all times local):
- IDOT to halt road work in many areas during holiday weekend Updated: May-26-16 10:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Transportation says it is halting road construction in many areas of the state during the Memorial Day weekend.
- $11.2B Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair Updated: May-26-16 9:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration announced Thursday it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state's transportation secretary said the state still won't get ahead of deteriorating roads.
- Suspect in deadly St. Louis carjacking killed by police Updated: May-26-16 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON PARK, Illinois - A man sought in the fatal shooting of a woman during a carjacking in which the suspects threw an infant from the vehicle has been shot and killed by police in Illinois.
- Illinois lawmakers OK lawyers for juvenile murder suspects Updated: May-26-16 6:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois measure guaranteeing lawyers for juveniles under age 15 during murder interrogations has cleared both chambers.
- Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses Updated: May-26-16 6:21 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A national pork supplier promised Thursday to investigate abuse allegations at one of its Nebraska facilities after an animal rights group released an undercover video showing pigs with open wounds and other health problems.
- GOP targets Democrats who voted 'yes' on Illinois budget Updated: May-26-16 5:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House Republicans are launching automated phone calls blasting Democrats who voted for a state spending plan they say would lead to a $7 billion budget deficit.
- Supreme Court rejects Chicago State's lawsuit appeal Updated: May-25-16 8:24 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Chicago State University's appeal of the awarding of more than $3 million to a former administrator in a whistleblower case.
- Illinois House fails to override veto of union bill Updated: May-25-16 5:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House Democrats failed to overturn a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on a bill that would let an arbitrator settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall.
- Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption information Updated: May-25-16 1:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A measure that would give Illinois adoptees more information about why they were adopted is heading to the governor's desk.
- Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns Updated: May-25-16 11:32 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
- Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital taxation issue Updated: May-25-16 10:49 am
CHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions.
- Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases Updated: May-24-16 7:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure Illinois lawmakers are considering that seeks to eliminate false confessions.
- ATV crashes kill youths in Clark, McHenry counties Updated: May-24-16 2:55 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.
- Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals Updated: May-24-16 11:20 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill that would've required universities in Illinois to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations after animal testing has provoked a dispute between its Democratic sponsor and the University of Illinois.
- State Police announces traffic safety initiative Updated: May-23-16 10:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois State Police have joined a national initiative aimed at reducing fatalities on highways.
- Lawyers contribute to congressional campaign of judge's son Updated: May-23-16 5:59 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Illinois U.S. House 12th District candidate C.J. Baricevic has gotten most of his campaign funding from attorneys who work in the Belleville-based court system headed by his father, according to a newspaper's recent analysis.
- High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case Updated: May-23-16 10:02 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) appeal of his corruption convictions.
- Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges Updated: May-22-16 2:48 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - High school seniors' unease over the lack of state funding for Illinois universities is contributing to a drop in applications at a number of campuses, and the problem appears to primarily affect schools facing some of the toughest financial struggles.
- Group aiming to prevent veteran suicides meets in Belleville Updated: May-22-16 10:12 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A state-appointed Illinois task force aimed at preventing suicides among veterans has met in Belleville.