U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Durbin is running for re-election against Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, Ill., in the November general election.
INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees Tuesday in a split decision delivered just days before another legal challenge is to be heard.
Hold still, Bossy!
CHICAGO | Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.
Whistling in the dark
'Rita's law' could curb corruption
State slinks further into ethics morass
NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks Thursday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.
The NCAA board of directors will vote today on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.
FILE - This Jan. 6, 1981 file photo shows President-elect Ronald Reagan introducing James Brady as his press secretary in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a p…
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SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to allow motorists to keep their driver's licenses after getting speeding tickets is moving forward in the Illinois House.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | State Rep. Anthony DeLuca wants to take on the issue of “food deserts” in large part because he sees how the problem impacts his home city.
In the waning days of the legislative session, the lawmaking process is not pretty.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposal making it illegal to display what some are calling "revenge porn" is one step closer to becoming law.
CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie have worked together on new legislation regarding petroleum coke.
I was disappointed to read Rich James' recent column, “Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control.” His column was rife with error and made attacks on my personal character. It’s discouraging that this type of reporting passes as journalism today.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has introduced legislation to help expand economic opportunity by encouraging economic growth, business retention and recruitment in underserved communities.
SPRINGFIELD | People convicted of animal cruelty someday could find themselves on a list similar to one set up for convicted sex offenders.
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