JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | With Boeing the king of U.S. aircraft manufacturing, more than a dozen states are groveling before the throne for a share of the riches to be made from the next-generation 777 jetliner.
File - In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, adjusts his glasses as he prepares to sign legislation in Seattle to help keep production of Boeing's new 777X in Washington. Lawmakers approved nearly $9 billion of tax breaks for the new jetliner and just a few day…
Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, left, is congratulated by lawmakers as gay marriage legislation passes on the House floor during veto session Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, top center, looks on. Lawmakers voted 61-54 to send the measure back to the …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A supplemental appropriation is needed to come up with the money to fund back pay for state workers, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced a series of changes to the department's community policing program, including using social media and smart phones to help them fight crime in the city.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Senate has passed an initiative allowing for the construction and operation of the long-awaited third Chicago area airport, along with two other major projects.
SPRINGFIELD | The head of the board that regulates Illinois' gambling said Tuesday that a proposed expansion calling for five new casinos raises so many questions about oversight of a Chicago casino that it should be separated into its own bill.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller sympathizes with state lawmakers who want to take an extraordinary step to rein in the power of the federal government.
CHICAGO | Cook County's sheriff is proposing a countywide concealed-carry ordinance, saying if state lawmakers don't pass a law by next month as a federal court has ordered, Illinois could turn into the "Wild West."
Veteran Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter, seen in a Dec. 15, 2012, appearance in South Holland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge after being accused last year of trying to board a flight with a gun. Trotter's attorney said he entered a guilty plea to reckless conduct in a pl…
CHICAGO | Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived in Illinois on Monday on a determined mission to lure away the state's businesses, blast its nagging financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials worry the only thing worse than passing a new tax would be passing one that leaves county government still millions of dollars in the hole.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Democratic State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, a former mayor of Chicago Heights, has been appointed chairman of the Cities & Villages Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, according to a news release.
Many Illinois issues being decided by judges; critic says lawsuits are symbolic of chaos in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD | While the major political skirmishes in the Capitol are often cast as a battle of wills between Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly, the judicial branch of government has been playing a significant role in guiding state policy in recent years.
SPRINGFIELD | A Republican lawmaker filed legislation this week aimed at discouraging the use of "lame duck sessions" that quickly pass controversial measures by relying on votes from outgoing legislators.
HARRISBURG, Pa. | The NCAA said Thursday it has no immediate plans to spend the $12 million already paid to it as part of the sanctions against Penn State over its handling of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved a resolution urging the Illinois Legislature to approve statewide bans on assault weapons and large-sized ammunition magazines. The board also deferred to a committee for further study of a measure that would make it a crime in Cook Count…
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