- Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles Updated: Aug-29-15 1:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs.
- Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.
- US judge will privately review disputed Schock documents Updated: Aug-27-15 2:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation after the former congressman turned over 10,000 financial records.
- Illinois State Fair manager: Past attendance data inflated Updated: Aug-27-15 1:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The new manager of the Illinois State Fair says he believes the decrease in attendance this year was caused by inflated numbers in previous years.
- Springfield businessman admits to advertising scam Updated: Aug-26-15 4:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A Springfield businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of small businesses in more than 32 states through an advertising scam.
- Illinois State Fair drew fewer than 412,000 people Updated: Aug-25-15 5:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois State Fair officials report fewer than 412,000 people attended this year's fair.
- A.J. Fike wins ARCA Racing Series event in Illinois Updated: Aug-23-15 7:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A.J. Fike raced to his first ARCA Racing Series victory Sunday, holding off Kyle Weatherman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
- Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals Updated: Aug-23-15 1:40 pm
CHICAGO - The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding, according to a published report.
- The Latest on Springfield: GOP fires back at Democrats Updated: Aug-20-15 8:33 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Democrats gather for their annual Democratic County Chairman's Association brunch and Democrat Day festivities at the Illinois State Fair:
- The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding Updated: Aug-19-15 8:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Gov. Bruce Rauner spends Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and action by the Senate on legislation, including overriding several Rauner vetoes:
- Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job' Updated: Aug-18-15 7:14 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate.
- Local enterprise zones on hold over Illinois budget impasse Updated: Aug-18-15 2:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which approves sales tax breaks for construction materials, cannot certify 49 previously approved enterprise zones because of the ongoing budget impasse in Illinois, the economic development agency announced Sunday.
- Yoga classes offered on lawn of Illinois' Old State Capitol Updated: Aug-17-15 5:53 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Old State Capitol in Springfield is starting regular yoga classes on its south lawn.
- Group renovating governor's mansion seeking design firms Updated: Aug-16-15 5:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The organization leading an effort to renovate the Illinois governor's mansion is inviting design firms to submit credentials to be considered for the job.
- Budget impasse reduces State Fair harness race winnings Updated: Aug-15-15 4:53 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Prize money for harness racing at the Illinois State Fair is down considerably as the state budget impasse continues.
- Rauner opens Illinois State Fair despite not having budget Updated: Aug-14-15 5:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's have fun, let's open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let's go, 2015!"
- Navy officers are Illinois State Fair parade grand marshals Updated: Aug-13-15 5:12 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two U.S. Navy officers are serving as grand marshals for the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade.
- Illinois governor signs police guidelines for body cameras Updated: Aug-12-15 3:58 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing and more data collection on arrests under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Illinois State Fairgrounds street to be named after Topinka Updated: Aug-12-15 10:20 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be honored with a street that will be named after her at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
- Ride inspectors review safety at Illinois State Fair Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Safety inspectors have begun looking over rides at the Illinois State Fair.
- Springfield to consider changing anti-panhandling ordinance Updated: Aug-11-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A federal appeals court has ruled that regulations in Springfield banning panhandling are unconstitutional, reversing a decision that upheld the city's panhandling ordinance.
- Central Illinois village proposing sales tax for development Updated: Aug-10-15 1:07 am
SHERMAN, Illinois - Officials in the central Illinois village of Sherman are proposing a 1 percent local sales tax to spur development on a long-fallow plot near the popular Rail Golf Course.
- FBI: Decatur man charged with armed robbery, murder Updated: Aug-09-15 4:04 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Decatur man has been charged with robbing a convenience store, then killing a woman to keep her from telling authorities.
- Springfield business people named 'Ag Ambassadors' Updated: Aug-07-15 4:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture has named the state's first "Ag Ambassadors."
- Springfield mayor buys Belaire Motel seal statue for $2,500 Updated: Aug-06-15 10:10 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The mayor of Springfield has paid $2,500 to buy a local landmark - a concrete statue of a seal that for decades stood outside the city's Bel-Aire Motel.