CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former employee.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the newly renovated International Terminal 5 is unveiled at O'Hare International Airport on April 4 in Chicago. Durbin faces state Sen. Jim Oberweis in the November general election.
Jim Oberweis speaks to supporters on March 18 in Glen Ellyn, Ill., after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Oberweis will face Sen. Dick Durbin in the November general election.
CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.
SPRINGFIELD | While lawmakers look for solutions to Illinois’ heroin problem, addiction specialists say the state isn’t providing them with enough funding.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois gas station owners say an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax would be bad for business and consumers.
The Riverdale portion of a proposed hiking trail along the Cal-Sag Channel, along with construction of new bicycle paths in Calumet City and University Park, are among the state's $52.7 million in local transportation improvement project this year.
CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, said he wants area college students to consider applying for a scholarship program maintained by the General Assembly’s Black Caucus.
Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.
CHICAGO | Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …
SPRINGFIELD | Three years after running out of money to bury poor people, Illinois may face a similar scenario in the upcoming fiscal year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Voters in Illinois will be asked whether to amend the state constitution in at least two different ways.
While most adults fear public speaking, Lansing teen Cooper Packard believes that effective communication is the key to thriving.
Dislocated workers can get state aid for college
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana leads the nation in state government transparency on a report card issued this week by the nonpartisan U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action Thursday.
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