2 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago
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.
5 hrs ago | Patch.com
By Amanda Luevano Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov.
7 hrs ago | The Southtown Star
Less than half of Illinois House Black Caucus members say they back the push to legalize same-sex marriage or are likely to support it, a Chicago Sun-Times survey of the pivotal voting bloc has found.
8 hrs ago | Patch.com
Several counties in Illinois are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. The following counties are included in the watch, according to the National Weather Service : Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock ... (more)
9 hrs ago | NBC Chicago
Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday released a statement in favor of marriage equality in Illinois, urging the House to approve the stalled bill.
12 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat
The Senate's Executive Committee approved Senate Bill 1002 by a vote of 12-3. The bill now goes to the Senate floor.
17 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Nicole Hockley, Mark Barden and Francine Wheeler each lost a child in the unthinkable tragedy that occurred in Newtown on Dec.
A University of Virginia analysis of census data finds that 2-in-3 people who live in Illinois were born in Illinois.
Well gosh darn it, turns out we're a bunch of potty mouths here in Illinois, thank you very much.
By a vote of 35-21, the Illinois Senate approved legislation on Friday that would allow doctors in the state to prescribe marijuana as pain relief for severe medical conditions.
Parents who lost their kids in the Sandy Hook school shooting are in Springfield today.
SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois agency manager might have to delay retirement. A former university secretary wonders where she'll have to cancel vacations.
Submitted by Plainfield School District 202 : Four students from Plainfield East and South high schools and Plainfield High School - Central Campus earned top honors at the 2013 Illinois High School Association's state journalism competition.
Governor Pat Quinn yesterday asked the federal government to add 16 Illinois counties to a recent federal disaster declaration for 11 counties hit by widespread flooding in mid-April. More than 800 homes were damaged by the flood in mid-April in those 16 counties.
Former acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller was rolling along pretty good on Friday, bravely facing down his inquisitors from the House Ways and Means Committee .
Every time I see Illinois getting high marks for open government and disclosure - it happened last week when the Center for Public Integrity gave the state an "A" for campaign disclosure requirements regarding super PACs, nonprofits and other groups - I have to laugh.