- Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse Updated: Oct-02-15 11:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services in his office.
- Demolition begins at Springfield's Honeywell-Hobbs plant Updated: Sep-30-15 9:24 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.
- Lincoln museum program explores Civil War technology Updated: Sep-29-15 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A new educational program aimed at elementary school students will explore the technology of the Civil War era.
- Secretary White: Budget standoff may lead to security issues Updated: Sep-28-15 3:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says his office will suspend mailing reminder notices on renewing motor vehicle registrations because there's still no state budget.
- Legislative report finds gambling at a slowdown in Illinois Updated: Sep-27-15 10:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gambling is going through slow times in Illinois, with state taxes for all forms of gambling falling by nearly 6 percent this year despite growth in the video sector, according to a new report from the Illinois Legislature.
- Central Illinois newspaper sues governor over record request Updated: Sep-24-15 6:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A central Illinois weekly newspaper is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner after the attorney general's office said he must turn over appointment calendars showing his daily schedule.
- Spending bill advances, Chicago tax plan criticized Updated: Sep-24-15 5:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois House committee on Thursday passed a plan that would finance at least some of the state services not being paid for during the state budget stalemate - emergency food assistance, mental health and other social services as well as prizes for big lottery winners. But Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he'll veto the bill.
- Chicago's deputy mayor testifies on property tax exemption Updated: Sep-24-15 11:39 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is testifying before state lawmakers on a proposed property tax exemption as Chicago looks to increase property taxes to help pay pensions.
- Veterans' Affairs says some food vendors may suspend service Updated: Sep-24-15 10:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs says some food vendors for the agency's veterans homes may have to suspend deliveries because of the state's ongoing budget problems.
- Illinois state fairs expand age limits for livestock shows Updated: Sep-18-15 4:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - More young people will have the opportunity to show livestock at future Illinois state fairs.
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Durbin to bring Springfield nun as guest to papal address Updated: Sep-15-15 5:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says his guest for Pope Francis' upcoming address to Congress will be Sister Philip Neri Crawford of the Dominican Order in Springfield.
- Vigil held in Illinois capital for officers shot on the job Updated: Sep-13-15 12:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A candlelight vigil has been held in Illinois' capital to honor police officers recently shot and killed on the job.
- Illinois governor: Flags at half-staff for 9/11 anniversary Updated: Sep-11-15 10:29 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The U.S. and Illinois flags will fly at half-staff on Friday to honor the victims on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Illinois Senate rejects Rauner's veto of anti-heroin bill Updated: Sep-09-15 7:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Senate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
- University of Illinois sees large, diverse freshman class Updated: Sep-09-15 2:19 pm
URBANA, Illinois - The freshman class at the University of Illinois' flagship Urbana-Champaign campus this fall is the second largest in the school's history and is more diverse than in previous years.
- Performers bring in almost $38K at Illinois State Fair Updated: Sep-08-15 3:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Musical acts at this year's Illinois State Fair brought in more than $37,600 after expenses, according to data provided by fair organizers in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
- Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander Updated: Sep-03-15 4:32 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a new commander of the Illinois Air National Guard.