Illinois

The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who's campaigned against the state's child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.

Checks have been sent out to more than 900 Illinois workers to cover back pay owed since 2011.

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor's Mansion after a more than two-year renovation.

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

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MARION, Ky. (AP) - The Cave-in-Rock Ferry between Illinois and Kentucky is reducing its operating hours. The ferry crosses the Ohio River between Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, and Marion, Kentucky.

The federal government is giving Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans' home where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents.

Private Illinois nursing homes are fronting $300 million for residential care because the state is so far behind on determining whether they're eligible for Medicaid.

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

The federal government has agreed to match billions of dollars in Medicaid funding for Illinois hospitals around the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has agreed to investigate a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Illinois.

Officials say that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that retailers must collect sales tax from buyers in other states could mean more than $200 million a year to Illinois.

A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death.

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

Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

First ladies are getting their own day in in the Illinois state capital.

A woman who says her late father's head ended up in the Detroit warehouse of a body parts broker has confronted the man in court, and offered him the directive to "burn in hell."

A judge has refused to lower bail for a teen charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school as seniors met for graduation rehearsal.

Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation requiring him and his successors to use governor's office funds to pay people who work for them. 

An Illinois bill would allow veterans organizations to install gambling machines in communities that would otherwise prohibit them.

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

Convicted $54 million municipal embezzler Rita Crundwell has been transferred to a federal prison in her home state of Illinois.

Illinois public health officials say a central Illinois woman has died after using synthetic marijuana.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the most recent victim was in her 30s. He says she was a resident of Stark County, but died at a Peoria hospital. No additional details regarding the death have been released.

A Champaign area-based bus company faces a federal lawsuit accusing it of discriminating and harassing customers and their families.

New state requirements and incentives are drawing renewable energy developers to Illinois.

An advertising group in Illinois is providing free advertising space statewide to help promote a new helpline for those struggling with opioids and other substance abuse.

Starved Rock State Park is struggling to keep up with the more than 10 million visitors that have come to the Illinois park in the last four years.

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