Illinois

Illinois is receiving more than $110 million in federal grants to help prevent and respond to terrorism and other emergencies.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on "National Seat Check Saturday."

State Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

Illinois public health officials say a Kankakee County resident is the first Illinoisan to die from West Nile virus this year in the state.

Emergency management agencies in 32 counties will be getting thousands of dollars each to beef up their emergency operations centers.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Illinois saw cooler-than-average temperatures in August and the National Weather Service says the lower temperatures are expected to continue in September.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is letting other states know that Illinois resources are available if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.

School superintendents from central and southern Illinois are pushing lawmakers to reach an agreement on overhauling the state's school funding formula.

Illinois is marking the 20th anniversary of legislation that lowered the drunken driving limit to .08 blood-alcohol concentration.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities "seems very reasonable."

A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign dismissed attacks by would-be Democratic challengers.

A federal judge has ruled an Illinois law requiring hospital and medical clinic professionals to tell pregnant women about all their available options, including abortion, can't be enforced.

Local Schools Remain Hopeful for State Payments

Aug 2, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Students in Illinois are preparing for the new school year. And school districts that rely on state aid for operating are still hoping the first payment arrives as scheduled, August 10th.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill is choosing "crisis over compromise."

The state of Illinois says it's in the process of lifting its suspension of the operation of amusement rides similar to the one involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair.

Illinois consumers who buy coverage through the Affordable Care Act exchange could see prices increase by as much as 43 percent next year.

About 35 of 80 Illinois inmates in who received mandatory life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles have been resentenced since the Supreme Court ruled that punishment unconstitutional.

Illinois legislators have adjourned the third day of a special session without wading into a school funding fight. 

The state of Illinois says it's suspending the operation of all amusement rides similar to the one involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago is creating a new unit to prosecute health care fraud.

A coalition of social-service providers owed money by Illinois state government is seeking more time to appeal its lawsuit to the Illinois Supreme Court. 

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

Illinois public health officials say the state has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus this year.

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

Illinois lawmakers have an ironic strategy for digging out of debt: taking on more of it.

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

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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