The Illinois General Assembly's failure to enact meaningful public employee pension reform is shameful.
SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled Illinois Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in coming weeks.
SPRINGFIELD | A plan to divert more than a billion dollars from local governments to help finance the state’s pension systems was not called for a vote Wednesday in a House committee.
SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.
CHICAGO | As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a string of laws over the past three months achieving longstanding liberal goals: abolishing the death penalty, legalizing civil unions and raising inc…
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a plan Thursday to reassert its authority over the executive branch.
SPRINGFIELD | After failing to confirm top gubernatorial appointees in the previous legislative session, lawmakers are now looking to tighten Senate rules to prevent a string of government employees from working without proper authorization.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have canceled sessions and committees this week because of the winter storm that is expected to hit the state.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.
SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.
SPRINGFIELD | School districts in Illinois soon could have in hand the nearly $1.1 billion owed to them by the state.
Christmas may be over, but there is still one big package left to be unwrapped in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois taxpayers could shell out as much as $3.4 million in the upcoming battle to redraw the state's political boundaries.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is sounding a bit like Popeye as he tries to flex his muscle and get a vote on his long-sought tax increase.
It was a slow day in the downstate office of state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who came achingly close to his dream of becoming Illinois governor.
SPRINGFIELD | After nearly 22 months on the job, Jonathon Monken still hasn't been approved by the Illinois Senate as the director of the Illinois State Police.
SPRINGFIELD | Looking for more excitement in your veto session? Come back for the second act.
SPRINGFIELD | With the election now over and Democrats still in control of state government, it's almost time for lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to get back to business.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | Republican Bill Brady isn't conceding in the extraordinarily tight race for Illinois governor against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
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