In one of the more curious moves of his administration, Gov. Pat Quinn addressed budget problems within the horrendously overcrowded state prison system by... closing two prisons.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois motorists nabbed for speeding or running a red light will no longer have to forfeit their driver's license to the officer writing the ticket under legislation expected to become law Saturday.
CHICAGO | The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.
BERWYN, Ill. | Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
Among the more than 2,000 emails turned over to a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's failed anti-violence program is a confidential note from the governor's liaison with the Legislature.
Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate, businessman Bruce Rauner, answers questions from reporters on July 11 in Springfield, Ill.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring — and even making up — headlines from news stories to make them appear more negative about his opponent.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough on gun owners from other states.
CHICAGO | Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor's race Friday as Republican Bruce Rauner accused Gov. Pat Quinn of hiding while federal officials investigate a 2010 anti-violence program and the Chicago Democrat's campaign questio…
CHICAGO | Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars.
CHICAGO | Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct their own probe, lawmakers said Thursday.
CHICAGO | A key Democratic Illinois lawmaker signed five of seven subpoenas on Tuesday compelling former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 troubled anti-violence program to testify before a commission next month.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois state troopers cracked down on distracted driving in the first half of the year as motorists worked to shed the potentially deadly habit of using a cellphone while behind the wheel.
Apparently, Gov. Pat Quinn is not one of those politicians who is obsessed with leaks.
SPRINGFIELD | The man accusing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual and political intimidation tacked on a number of new allegations to his claims in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley — the first Mayor Daley — is often credited with coining the phrase: "Good politics is good government."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois state agencies are restricting spending and bracing for the worst after lawmakers approved a budget that uses accounting gimmicks and punts on crucial decisions about where to find revenue until after the November election.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois election officials say the group that wants to impose an eight-year term limit on state legislators appears to have enough petition signatures to let voters decide the issue in November — but the proposed constitutional change campaign led by Republican gubernatorial c…
SPRINGFIELD | In cobbling together an austere budget plan, Democrats are doing their own governor few favors when it comes to his re-election effort.
Every May it is pretty much of a mad scramble in the corridors of the Illinois Capitol. The atmosphere is a bit more intense this spring, given that this is an election year.
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