Illinois

While a new Illinois law allows for easier voter registration, potential voters should still double-check their status. 

State records show that the flu season in Illinois appears to be peaking early this year.

Illinois could see changes this year that expand access to medical marijuana, as operators say the number of patients allowed to buy the drug is too low to recoup investments.

The Illinois state climatologist says 2017 was the sixth warmest year on record in the state with an average temperature of 54.3 degrees, or 2 degrees above normal.

The new year will be one of big decisions in Illinois.

Hundreds of thousands of low-income Illinois residents moved into managed care health plans on Jan. 1.

An Illinois lawmaker says a casino proposed for southern Wisconsin would deal an economic blow to an adjacent Illinois town.

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.

A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.

Illinois has decided to join dozens of other states in a national communications network for first responders.

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying she failed to process applications for federal loan relief for former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges.

Illinois has turned to an online database to help form policy decisions on health, safety, education and work opportunities for residents younger than 25.

An Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to sexually exploit minors using the video game system Xbox Live.

Downstate Congressman John Shimkus will help negotiate the final version of the Republican tax reform bill. 

Illinois taxpayers will be paying an in-between rate on 2017 income as a result of the state's tax increase.

Illinois' state climatologist says the state saw wide temperature swings throughout November but the month ended up slightly cooler than average.

New data shows time spent on math instruction has increased steadily in Illinois in recent years, while time spent on English has declined.

Democratic state lawmakers are introducing a plan to halt Illinois' participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database. It’s the latest move after efforts to persuade the State Board of Elections failed.

An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a fee cut from the state's budget package, arguing there wasn't enough time to fully examine it as lawmakers quickly approved a budget to end the state's budget impasse.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a tax credit into law worth up to $750 for property owners in 18 Illinois counties that suffered flood damages earlier this year.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law two measures that address sexual harassment in the Illinois state Capitol. 

Rauner Speaks on Legislative Redistricting

Nov 13, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner continues to support legislative redistricting reforms that take politicians out of the process. But the Republican governor laughed off a reporter’s question on whether he’d recuse himself from redistricting, if elected to a second term.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner are trying to make sure that members of the military who are serving around the world receive holiday cards from people throughout Illinois.

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's donating a portion of his private papers to Northwestern University.

Illinois will honor 200 veterans who've gone "above and beyond the call of duty" as part of the state's bicentennial celebration.

The Illinois attorney general has announced a settlement by the state and more than 20 other states in a lawsuit accusing a Rockford-based veterans nonprofit of scamming donations.

Maryland's attorney general opposes the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcasting Group and rival TV station operator Tribune Media.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is appealing a recent lower-court decision allowing prosecutors in his corruption case to take the Peoria Republican to trial on 22 criminal counts.

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