Partly Cloudy
68FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Government

  • Illinois Senate approves plan to spend $5B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate de ...
    NEW: Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Schock spends campaign funds after departure

    PEORIA – A new financial report from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Cong ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after U.S. Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on bot ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. – One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Board to help ease workforce network’s pain over lack of state budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board plans to give the county’s workforce agency some financial breathing room in the wake of the ongoing state budget ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs pet prescription bill into law

    Pet owners can now choose their own pharmacy for pet medications after legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Althoff recently was signed into law by Gov. ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • IDOT revisits Coral Township roundabout plan, asks for public input

    UNION – A roundabout at an intersection that transportation officials have determined is one of the most dangerous in Illinois might be built without ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Greenhouse gas: Obama to order steeper cuts for power plants

    NEW YORK – President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior ad ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Hillary Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns

    WASHINGTON – The State Department released fewer than expected numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Friday, saying its process was slowed becaus ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
    July 31, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    What was your favorite lunch to take to school?
    Bolgna sandwich
    Cold pizza
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
    Soup in a Thermos
    Other