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  • Illinois medical marijuana advocates push for expansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois medical marijuana advocates say they delivered 25,000 signatures to Gov. Bruce Rauner ahead of the State of the State address.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner holds his ground in State of the State Address

    In many ways, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s second State of the State Address echoed many of the sentiments from his first.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Video: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: 'Mutual respect' required to pass a balanced budget

    During his State of the State address on Thursday, Gov. Bruce Rauner expressed confidence in passing a balanced state budget provided that all sides s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Amid budget mess, Rauner to seek more efficient government

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner will call for new ways to make government more efficient as he delivers his second State of the State address Wednesda ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • After ugly first year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says stay tuned

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Illinois has most 'green' building space for 3rd year

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois created the most "green" building space per capita in the U.S. for the third year running.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • State natural resources agency proposes bobcat hunting rules

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing rules to regulate bobcat hunting and trapping throughout the state.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Judge tells nuns to rework lawsuit over strip club neighbor

    CHICAGO – A convent in suburban Chicago plans to move forward with an effort to close a neighboring strip club even after a legal setback.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • EIU president: Layoffs possible without Illinois budget

    CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University's president says the state budget impasse will bring potential layoffs and furlough time for employees to the ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

    CHICAGO – A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera con ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • About half of Chicago black men ages 20 to 24 not employed

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois at Chicago report indicates almost half of black men in Chicago between ages 20 to 24 are neither working nor in sc ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Trial underway for panhandlers taking on Cook County Sheriff's Office

    CHICAGO – A federal civil trial pitting two panhandlers against one of the nation’s largest sheriff’s departments got underway Monday, in a case stemm ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants school funding formula fix

    CHICAGO – A top Democrat said inequity in Illinois' school funding formula is the "defining crisis of our time" and an overhaul is a top priority.CHIC ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling could affect 100 Illinois inmates

    SPRINGFIELD – About 100 convicted Illinois murderers sentenced as teenagers to life without parole are assured of a review after a U.S. Supreme Court ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner consolidates Illinois IT systems into new agency

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is consolidating all Illinois agencies' information technology functions into one department in a move he said will sa ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:32 am
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