Danu Phromrat, a recent Illinois State University economics graduate, stands on a busy intersection July 22 holding a sign looking for a job in Bloomington, Ill. Phromrat, 27, of Thailand, was also handing out resumes to motorists who showed interest. Phromrat spent four days trying and was …
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | For four days, Danu Phromrat stood at a busy intersection in Bloomington holding a sign that said, "New grad looking for a job," with the hope that he would catch the attention of local employers.
UTICA, Ill. | A majority of the 13-mile trail system at Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois remains closed because of significant storm damage that happened four weeks ago.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012.
CHICAGO | Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state government as questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election threaten to hang over…
CHICAGO | The three lawmakers running for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor continue to lag behind newcomer Bruce Rauner in fundraising.
Donnelly replaces Lugar in Senate, tries bipartisanship
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | While Illinois Republicans have made solving the state's pension crisis their issue for years, far fewer GOP lawmakers than expected supported the watershed package of reforms passed by the Legislature Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois agency that keeps track of all taxpayer property does such a poor job that it lists only one of the state's nine universities and omits one-quarter of the Prairie State's 130 parks, according to an audit released Thursday.
A report by a clean energy advocacy group claims Indiana is one of two states that is not past peak production for coal.
Purdue plans read-in to celebrate historian Howard Zinn
PLAINFIELD, Ind. | Doug McLaughlin wasn't hoping to die. Neither was he particularly interested in avoiding it when he bought his motorcycle in 1998.
SULLIVAN, Ill. | Travis Mundy hops aboard a Gold Wing to talk to God or shout at him, depending on Mundy's mood.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to toughen drunk-driving laws is getting mixed reviews among Illinois legislators, top state officials and local police.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn won't have a very cheery message when he unveils his latest budget plan Wednesday, say members of the General Assembly.
RICHMOND, Ind. | Wayne County's pioneer past has inspired Wayne Township Trustee Susan Isaacs in her development of King Cemetery, one of the city's oldest, yet newest cemeteries.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence declared Wednesday he is not, and will not become, the state's "legislator-in-chief," shrugging off critics who claim he should be more directly engaged in House and Senate action.
Many of Indiana’s largest universities are preparing stricter smoking rules, putting teeth behind smoke-free policies that -- to now -- have been at least partly hot air.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers failed to address the state's massive pension problem Friday but did expel a legislator over bribery charges during a day of frustration for officials in a state government already burdened by a reputation for paralysis and corruption.
SPRINGFIELD | Some Illinois lawmakers say they are not finished trying to ease the state's tax burden on business owners.
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