- Closer Look: $2B in road projects threatened by stalemate Updated: Jun-26-16 9:44 am
EDINBURG, Illinois - As a first-year superintendent in the Edinburg schools, Fred Lamkey got an education he didn't expect: Traveling Illinois 29, which in various spots has been torn up for 15 years.
- Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled Updated: Jun-24-16 10:34 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
- Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois Updated: Jun-15-16 8:48 pm
June 13, 2016
- Rauner asks voters to beseech Democrats for budget action Updated: Jun-15-16 4:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner implored voters tired of budget deadlock to call Democratic legislators and ask them to return to the capital to vote on Republican budget measures.
- Illinois House cancels planned Wednesday session Updated: Jun-13-16 5:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a planned session for Wednesday.
- State board approves remap item for ballot, pending lawsuit Updated: Jun-13-16 3:53 pm
CHICAGO - A measure that would let Illinois voters decide if an independent commission should draw political boundaries inched closer to the November ballot Monday with a state board's approval, though a pending lawsuit could derail the efforts.
- Rauner also accusing attorney general of 'creating crisis' Updated: Jun-12-16 1:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to weave a wider web of blame for the state budget mess, extending his criticism of House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Democratic lawmakers to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the speaker's daughter.
- From schools to roads, fallout of Illinois budget feud grows Updated: Jun-09-16 5:21 pm
CHICAGO - The consequences of Illinois lawmakers' epic failure to approve a state budget continue to pile up, with new warnings about unfunded 911 call centers and schools, thousands of road construction jobs in jeopardy and the long-term cost to taxpayers growing by the billions.
- CEO: Chicago schools won't open without education budget Updated: Jun-02-16 12:35 am
CHICAGO - The CEO of Chicago Public Schools says the district won't be able to open this fall if Illinois lawmakers and governor don't get an education budget approved.
- The Latest: Rauner rips Democrats on Illinois budget tour Updated: Jun-01-16 2:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on the failure of Illinois lawmakers and the governor to end the state budget standoff (all times local):
- The Latest: Daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved Updated: May-29-16 8:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on the final days of Illinois Legislature's spring session (all times local):
- Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal Updated: May-29-16 10:30 am
CHICAGO - The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.