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

The former manager of Bloomington's city-owned arena faces a new theft indictment charging that he illegally transferred city money to a group that used to own the Bloomington Thunder hockey team.

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn survived a vote by the school's board of trustees to place him administrative leave.

The odor of decomposing bodies has renewed calls to replace a county morgue in northern Illinois.

A major credit ratings agency says Illinois' new budget is "more of the same" from the worst-rated state in the U.S.

Illinois' new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say.

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

The Illinois House has approved a measure to provide back pay to thousands of state workers who've been waiting for it since 2011.

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. 

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

A proposal has failed that would have reallocated state funding from Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus to reflect enrollment changes.

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

Digital currency is becoming a fundamental part of some finance courses at Illinois universities.

An Illinois man is set to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to charges that he defrauded an elderly person out of nearly $100,000.

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport will receive a $640,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to buy zero emissions ground support equipment.

The state's education chief says that the $350 million boost promised to public schools this year will be distributed beginning in April. 

New data from the University of Illinois' expanded background-checks policy show that the school withdrew 35 job offers across three campuses last year.

The chancellor of Southern Illinois University wants to eliminate academic departments and department heads amid plummeting enrollment and deteriorating finances.

Ten agriculture-related projects that are looking for way to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce in Illinois will be sharing $550,000.

An audit has found that a small southern Illinois city's former treasurer who faces a federal indictment may have stolen nearly $316,000.

The union representing corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51% since 2015.

Illinois spent $14 million on planning for state universities' construction projects that have been mothballed.

Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year.

A day after praising a tentative deal in Illinois' school funding fight, Gov. Bruce Rauner is giving it mixed reviews. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is sidestepping comment on a political cartoon critics have called racist, saying he doesn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male."

The sponsor of a plan overhauling how Illinois funds schools says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed changes are an "all-out assault" on public education that would mean less state spending on schools over time.  

Fire departments across Illinois are receiving nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to help pay for equipment and training.

Family of Yingying Zhang Increases Monetary Reward

Jul 14, 2017

The family of missing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang has increased the amount of reward money for information about her location. 

The son of billionaire Warren Buffett is helping a rural Illinois city halt its declining population.

The state of Illinois has officially given human resources departments the information they need to start deducting more from workers' paychecks.

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