CHICAGO – The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close 50 schools and programs, an ambitious plan that has sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define – for better or worse – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s term in office.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly has overridden Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called Smart Grid technology.
CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's attorney says lawyers for an 87-year-old who claims the "Apprentice" star cheated her resorted to personal attacks on Trump because of a weak case.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging a House vote on his pension-reform plan even though Speaker Michael Madigan has his own proposal.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House members said Tuesday that Senate President John Cullerton’s pension reform proposal saves less than 60 percent of what he has predicted.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — None of five men who were killed when their Pennsylvania-bound van veered off a southern Illinois freeway and rolled repeatedly was carrying identification, a coroner said Tuesday with frustration in announcing he had managed to identify three of the dead.
ST. LOUIS – A van carrying 11 men returning from a California religious gathering careened off of a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times Monday, killing five of them and sending six others to hospitals, authorities said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois lawmakers have a chance to make history on two fronts this month by approving a plan to fix the state's decades-old pension crisis and legalizing same-sex marriage.