- Rauner board asked builders to lobby lawmakers Updated: May-25-16 3:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency that manages state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.
- Updating Illinois IDs won't cost require more state money Updated: May-23-16 3:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.
- Correction: Mary Lincoln-Funeral story Updated: May-21-16 8:26 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story May 20 about the funeral ledger President Abraham Lincoln's wife kept, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year of his death. Lincoln died in 1865, not 1965.
- Group offers $5,000 for tips in 2014 Springfield slaying Updated: May-19-16 10:44 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A greater reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2014 shooting death of a 17-year-old in Springfield.
- Illinois auditor acknowledges inquiry into campaign spending Updated: May-19-16 5:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' auditor general on Thursday acknowledged a federal investigation into his campaign spending when he was a state lawmaker.
- Illinois Supreme Court to hold session in suburban Chicago Updated: May-17-16 6:24 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court is holding a special evening session in Springfield, followed by oral arguments at a suburban Chicago university.
- 2-year-old K9 'Hawk' is newest Carlinville police officer Updated: May-16-16 10:53 pm
CARLINVILLE, Illinois - A quadruped named "Hawk" is the newest member of the Carlinville Police Department.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin wins Lincoln Prize, talks of leadership Updated: May-14-16 3:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has received the Lincoln Leadership Prize.
- Illinois residents honored for emergency response Updated: May-13-16 10:57 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Quick action by Waukegan firefighter Marcus Jackson saved the life of an accident victim with a punctured lung. Jackson is among the winners of the Illinois Department of Public Health EMS Hero Awards.
- Energy industries ask Illinois lawmakers for assistance Updated: May-13-16 4:22 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The nuclear, coal and renewable-energy industries are vying for the attention of Illinois lawmakers with just a few weeks left in the session.
- Gov. Rauner's office says annual event will still be held Updated: May-13-16 2:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has announced that the Governor's Prayer Breakfast will still take place this spring.
- Cemetery where Lincoln rests will be holiday gathering spot Updated: May-13-16 6:40 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buried will take on a role it played in decades past this Memorial Day weekend.
- Chicago students applauded for making school lunch healthier Updated: May-12-16 10:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Some Chicago high school students are being recognized for their efforts to make school lunches healthier and tastier.
- Replica of Lincoln's hearse to go on display in Springfield Updated: May-12-16 6:45 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A replica of a hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln to his original tomb is going on display later this month at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
- Illinois high school rodeo finals moving to Springfield Updated: May-11-16 10:55 pm
ALTAMONT, Illinois - The Illinois High School Rodeo State Finals is moving from Effingham County to the state's capital for the first time in more than two decades.
- Lincoln 'The Young Lawyer' statute unveiled at UIS Updated: May-11-16 10:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A statue of Abraham Lincoln as a young man has been dedicated on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield.
- Former Clinton aide Blumenthal now Lincoln biographer Updated: May-10-16 9:43 am
NEW YORK - Before Sidney Blumenthal was a White House aide and confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, before he was a journalist for The New Yorker and The Washington Post and author of the influential political book "The Permanent Campaign," he was a boy in Chicago mesmerized by the story of Abraham Lincoln.
- Madigan warns Democrats not to 'rest' if Trump is GOP choice Updated: May-09-16 7:33 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' top Democrat said Monday that the party can't rest on its laurels if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president.
- Stretch of highway to be named for deputy killed in crash Updated: May-08-16 9:09 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A stretch of central Illinois highway will be designated as a memorial to a Tazewell County deputy who was killed in a traffic accident last year while responding to a domestic call.
- SIU campuses expect enrollment dip, blame Springfield Updated: May-07-16 5:56 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Southern Illinois University is expecting another dip in enrollment this fall. Officials are blaming unrest and uncertainty with the state budget.
- Illinois hog farmer expansion notices hit half of 2015 total Updated: May-07-16 10:09 am
RAYMOND, Illinois - Hog producers in Illinois have already filed half as many expansion notices with state regulators as they did all of last year.
- Illinois Senate approves $454 million more for colleges Updated: May-05-16 6:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to spend an additional $454 million on struggling colleges and universities, another stopgap measure as lawmakers continue an epic standoff over a full budget.
- Springfield university breaks ground on student union Updated: May-05-16 1:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The University of Illinois Springfield is celebrating the beginning stages of a nearly $22 million student union project.
- Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story Updated: May-05-16 11:48 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.
- Sangamon County reports increase in syphilis cases Updated: May-04-16 10:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Sangamon County health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis cases.