CHICAGO | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is stopping in Chicago on Friday to support Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for Illinois governor, a race the GOP sees as one of its best chances of picking up a governorship in November.
The sleepy race to become Illinois' next comptroller received a jolt last week when a video surfaced showing incumbent Judy Baar Topinka talking with Gov. Pat Quinn about her son.
SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.
Editor's note: This is a guest editorial fro the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill.
CHICAGO | Illinois will buy up to $30 million worth of solar power and pump it into the energy mix for electricity customers under legislation signed into law Saturday that also promotes the spread of home rooftop panels.
CHICAGO | Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.
A new 3.7 million-square-foot all-natural health club started construction recently and promises free access to the 1.5 million people who live within 15 minutes of it.
SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.
CHICAGO | Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner on Thursday laid out the first specific cost-cutting proposals of his candidacy, saying Illinois could save hundreds of millions of dollars, including by selling most of its airplanes, merging the comptroller's and treasurer's offices a…
CHICAGO | After weeks of focusing on Illinois' mammoth financial problems, the governor's race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state's new law.
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 …
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to guarantee any Illinois Expressway toll revenue shortfalls will be covered by the state's road fund before any other work is funded. That's his way of sweetening the pot for potential investors and getting the best possible deal.
School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak.
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.
Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.
CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.
Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to extend the temporary income tax would not translate into big gains for schools and universities next year.
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