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Gov. Bruce Rauner says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire in the city last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she's returning to full-time work after 12 weeks of leave to care for her baby.

J.B. Pritzker is doing a listening tour with veterans. The tour included a stop in Peoria Thursday. 

A state senator has officially thrown his hat into Illinois' high-profile and expensive governor's race.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's work has been recognized by the National Association of Attorneys General.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says that 66 of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border in recent weeks under President Donald Trump's ''zero tolerance" policy are in Chicago area shelters.

The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.

Three women Democratic state representatives are calling for an independent investigation of House Speaker Michael Madigan's office.

Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker has made a $25 million contribution to his campaign for Illinois governor.

A top Democrat has resigned his leadership post in the Illinois House after a legislative activist alleged he harassed and humiliated her. But he calls the allegations "absurd."

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.

The Illinois House has voted against increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21.

The Illinois House has endorsed the idea of switching to a graduated income tax. 

Legislation to allow Chicago police to use drones for surveillance of large crowds has failed in the Illinois House. 

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis.

A showdown between two Democratic measures to close the wage gap ended with Illinois senators rejecting one considered more business friendly.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Democrats are moving too slowly on budget negotiations.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has delivered a report on reconstruction of the Quincy veterans' home beset by deadly Legionnaires' disease.

Senate OKs Raising Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Apr 25, 2018

The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

Members of the Illinois House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to deliver a plan by Friday for remedying a Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans home. 

A measure is awaiting action from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would end the state's participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database.

The House has approved a plan pushed by the Democratic state comptroller to require Illinois governors to pay employees from their budgets, not those of other agencies. 

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable jobs after the death of a child-welfare worker was beaten last fall.

The Illinois Senate is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to reject a presidential call to send National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax.

The Illinois state comptroller is releasing $350 million to public school districts statewide as part of the newly approved education-funding overhaul. 

A plan to close the wage gap between men and women sailed through the Illinois Legislature last year, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it. Now, the measure is back.

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold public hearings on the state's automatic voter registration system before it takes effect this summer. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election.

In the 18th Congressional District race Republican incumbent Darin LaHood walked away with 79 percent of the vote over Don Reints. LaHood will look to retain his seat in the November election running against repeat Democratic contender Junius Rodriguez. Rodriguez won 42 percent of the vote in a three-way race yesterday against Brian Deters and Darrel Miller. 

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