- State police told to turn over Carbondale shooting records Updated: Jul-02-15 12:00 pm
ST. LOUIS - Illinois State Police improperly withheld information and must turn over investigative records sought by the father of a 21-year-old Carbondale woman killed in a shooting, the state Attorney General's Office has determined.
- Illinois AG asks judge to OK payments without state budget Updated: Jul-02-15 11:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois attorney general has asked a Cook County judge to clarify what bills the state may pay without spending authority during the budget impasse.
- Property tax freeze, Chicago pension relief advance Updated: Jul-01-15 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill to freeze property taxes for two years and provide pension relief to Chicago Public Schools has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
- Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers Updated: Jul-01-15 12:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved budget.
- Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding Updated: Jul-01-15 12:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow Updated: Jul-01-15 10:14 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget.
- Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional' Updated: Jul-01-15 9:53 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it would lead to an unbalanced budget.
- Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted' Updated: Jun-30-15 10:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds.
- Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it Updated: Jun-30-15 8:23 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen Wednesday morning.
- Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget Updated: Jun-29-15 11:58 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in place by Wednesday.
- Man arrested after shots fired at Illinois trooper Updated: Jun-28-15 10:58 am
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - Illinois State Police say a 52-year-old man suspected of firing shots at a state trooper has been arrested.
- State, AFSCME OK ongoing talks without lockout or strike Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm
CHICAGO - Negotiations on a contract with Illinois' largest public employee union will continue without the possibility of a strike or lockout for one month after the contract expires next week.
- Democrats blast Illinois Gov. Rauner's budget vetoes Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats are criticizing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to veto budget legislation.
- Illinois legislators want to expand Lincoln heritage area Updated: Jun-25-15 8:14 am
WASHINGTON - Members of Illinois' congressional delegation want an expansion of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that would include all the sites of his famed debates with Stephen Douglas.
- State lawmakers start announcing 2016 plans Updated: Jun-24-15 9:29 pm
CHICAGO - State lawmakers have started announcing their plans for the 2016 election cycle.
- Disabled athletes can compete in swimming, track in Illinois Updated: Jun-24-15 4:48 pm
CHICAGO - Disabled prep student athletes will be given full opportunities to compete in certain sports under a settlement with the Illinois High School Association that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday.
- House rejects legislation restricting severance packages Updated: Jun-24-15 4:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing administrators.
- Illinois House approves DCEO privatization bill Updated: Jun-23-15 8:19 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A plan to privatize Illinois' economic development agency and beef up its responsibilities has cleared the House.
- The Latest: Thunderstorms halt Philadelphia train service Updated: Jun-23-15 7:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local):
- Democrats offer Rauner tax-freeze plan, but House defeats it Updated: Jun-23-15 5:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House Democrats put another property-tax freeze to a vote - this one including contentious side issues demanded by Gov. Bruce Rauner - but it was defeated like previous versions.
- Records: Illinois film tax credits total $204 million so far Updated: Jun-22-15 11:49 am
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July 2008 to December 2014 - productions like the TV show "Chicago Fire" and the movie "Transformers 4," according to state records.
- Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner's social agenda Updated: Jun-21-15 10:44 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn't have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois' deepening financial crisis.
- Conviction reinstated in 1996 shooting death of 6-year-old Updated: Jun-19-15 12:41 pm
AURORA, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the conviction of man who is serving prison time for fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy as he slept in his grandparents' house.
- Western Illinois state senator won't seek re-election Updated: Jun-19-15 9:42 am
QUINCY, Illinois - Illinois state Sen. John Sullivan says he won't seek re-election.
- Illinois high court: Comcast must reveal anonymous commenter Updated: Jun-18-15 6:17 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Comcast Cable Communications must identify an Internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate molests children, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.