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  • Ill. lowered U.S. flag more than 12 times in 2015

    On nearly nine out of 10 days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, ...
    July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Election, voters near 'revolt' prompt Illinois budget deal

    CHICAGO – After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful fo ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Illinois lowered the U.S. flag more than a dozen times in 2015

    On nearly nine out of 10 days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, ...
    July 1, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Berg: Illinoisans revolt against nation’s highest property taxes

    Bob’s Countryside Barber Shoppe is a pillar of the Wonder Lake community.Since 1962, Bob Anderson ha ...
    July 1, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Illinois lawmakers approve stopgap budget, aid to Chicago schools

    The General Assembly on Thursday passed a six-month stopgap budget to keep critical services functioning and throw a financial lifeline to Chicago Pub ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question

    CHICAGO – The question of whether a ballot measure allowing an independent commission to draw Illinois’ political boundaries is constitutional unfolde ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Illinois House OKs stopgap spending deal, sends to Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and huma ...
    June 30, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • The Latest: Illinois lawmakers begin advancing budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local):
    June 30, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Illinois governor, lawmakers nearing budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the General Assembly are nearing agreement on a plan to keep government open past Thursday’s end of t ...
    June 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Review: Chicago city lawyers hid evidence of police misconduct

    CHICAGO – When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a s ...
    June 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders in the Illinois Legislature continued meetings Wednesday to negotiate a short-term budget deal ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Reeder: Chicago, downstaters need to work together

    SPRINGFIELD – As soon as the Brits voted to depart from the European Union, I began listening for the first rumblings of discontent in Illinois.
    June 28, 2016 - 5:06 pm
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