SPRINGFIELD | Before Evelyn Sanguinetti wanted to shake up Illinois, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor wanted a regular state job.
CHICAGO | A legislative subcommittee voted Monday to subpoena seven former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence initiative that's also under federal and Cook County probes.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The group that wants to take the politically powerful process of drawing election maps away from Illinois lawmakers is facing more challenges after election authorities found that a majority of petition signatures needed to put the question to voters were invalid.
SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois state lawmaker is making a last-minute push to expand gambling in Illinois, a revenue option he says should be on the table if Democratic leaders can't gather enough votes for a tax increase within the next two weeks.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program faces another layer of scrutiny after a legislative panel approved subpoena powers for itself Tuesday to dig into how the program's money was spent before and after Quinn's election campaign in 2010.
Illinois Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, joins parents, seniors, small business owners, educators, health care and human service providers to rally in support of the Fair Tax proposal on Tuesday in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate faces a proposal to ask voters in November to approve a so-…
SPRINGFIELD | An effort to let Illinois voters consider a proposed overhaul of the state's income tax system died Tuesday in the General Assembly, but there's still a strong possibility the November ballot could include an unprecedented four constitutional amendments.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says term limits are good policy for Illinois and he's going to limit himself to two terms.
In a completely unsurprising development, House Speaker Michael Madigan was re-elected to another term as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois last week.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists who endanger emergency crews on highways could face stiffer penalties under legislation moving through the Illinois Legislature.
CHICAGO | Several well-known Democratic supporters, including longtime allies of President Barack Obama, said Thursday that they're backing Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner for Illinois governor, signaling that the campaign will focus on swing voters crucial to winning in the heavi…
SPRINGFIELD | Over the objections of Republican lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn's pick to run the state's massive prison system won an early endorsement from a Senate panel Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | Some of the largest public labor unions in Illinois filed a long-awaited lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's new pension reform law, a move that could delay implementation of the landmark measure and have major ramifications in upcoming elections.
CHICAGO | With his top priority of pension reform inked into law, Gov. Pat Quinn is preparing for a critical election-year State of the State speech this week, needing to persuade lawmakers and voters he has the leadership skills to keep running Illinois.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks during an interview on Dec. 24 with the Associated Press in Chicago. Quinn heads into his State of the State address Wednesday with his top priority of pension reform inked into the law. The speech is a chance for him to lay out goals in a year where he faces r…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The lawmaker seeking approval for expanded gambling in Illinois will conduct several hearings to get public input.
CHICAGO | The three lawmakers running for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor continue to lag behind newcomer Bruce Rauner in fundraising.
SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration is asking Illinois lawmakers to approve an extra $221 million in spending, saying the cash is needed to finish out the remainder of the fiscal year.
Today marks the unofficial fifth anniversary of the start of the rapid fall of Illinois’ 40th governor.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than the combined total of his four potential Republican rivals, who continue to battle for donors and the GOP nomination.
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