SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent …
SPRINGFIELD | Although Illinois lawmakers misfired this spring on big issues like pension reform and gay marriage, they did crack down on butts before leaving town for the summer.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving a car was endorsed in a House committee Wednesday.
The Illinois House on Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would ban the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from issuing permits for new or expanded landfills within Cook County. The legislation would halt the proposed expansion of a landfill that straddles the b…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | End-of-session disputes Wednesday slowed the Illinois Legislature's momentum toward a deal to control rising pension costs and pass a painful state budget.
SPRINGFIELD | The wait for video gambling in Illinois could be over in a matter of months. But some state officials are tamping down expectations of a big payday for the state.
SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration may have to scuttle its plan to shut down two state facilities without having to explain details of the closures to lawmakers.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Legislature might make the state's Freedom of Information Act less open.
Recently the subject of Public Safety Employee pensions have been the topic of much discussion in the media and especially in Springfield. Several sweeping reforms were enacted for new police and fire employees hired after Jan. 1, 2011.
A convicted serial killer sitting on death row in Illinois for the 1996 murder of a Hammond woman had his life spared once and possibly could again, at least in Illinois.
MADISON, Wis. | The interstate bickering over tax policy continues between Wisconsin and Illinois politicians.
CHICAGO | A monthlong moratorium on mortgage foreclosure evictions and an internal inquiry into court filings has revealed a pattern of irregularities that may rise to criminal conduct, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday.
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