SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The four Republican candidates for governor are in agreement when it comes to Illinois prisons: There are too many inmates, not enough cells and quick action is needed to address what they say is a public safety threat.
CHICAGO | In his pitch to become Illinois governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford boasts of his cheap travel and lodging practices as part of a frugal conservatism that will serve taxpayers if he becomes the state's next chief executive.
Despite the possible momentum from not only President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, but from Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State speech, efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage went nowhere last week.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday proposed cutting Illinois' corporate income tax in half in an effort to improve the state's business climate, a move that also could help blunt election-year criticism that Democrats' policies are to blame for a sputtering economy and s…
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. | A state lawmaker hoping compromise will propel his push to expand Illinois gambling got little showing of it during a public hearing Tuesday, when a casino and the notoriously poor city it benefits argued against the plan a nearby struggling racetrack desperately wants passed.
Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the start of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn has dropped his bid to boot his opponent's running mate off the ballot, setting the stage for a full-fledged Democratic primary in March.
CHICAGO | A day after a legislative committee rejected rules aimed at tightening who sells contracts for video gambling terminals and who can do business with the state, the head of the Illinois Gaming Board said Wednesday he will bring the issue back to lawmakers.
SPRINGFIELD | A coalition of business groups say Illinois employers cannot afford another increase in the minimum wage.
Although the politicians have been on the trail for months, this week marked the unofficial beginning of the 2014 campaign season.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers could debate a proposal this spring designed to clarify what happens if you are injured on your way to your job.
For the first time in eight years, Gov. Pat Quinn didn’t go to Germany during the holiday season.
It didn’t take long for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to cash in on a new feature he’s brought to the 2014 governor’s race.
EVANSTON, Ill. | A group pushing to establish term limits for Illinois lawmakers said Thursday it's more than halfway to its goal of putting the measure on the 2014 ballot.
SPRINGFIELD | The search for a way out of Illinois’ pension mess will continue today when the state’s legislative leaders meet in a closed-door negotiating session in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of big box retailers calling on their employees to work on Thanksgiving this year, there is one sector that continues to hold fast against the 24-7 sales model.
Trying to predict the behavior of the General Assembly is tricky and, usually, better left alone.
Memo to: Gov. Pat Quinn
SPRINGFIELD | Hoping to avoid leaving crumbling buildings and weed-choked lots across the state, Illinois lawmakers are considering offering tax breaks to companies that take over abandoned state facilities.
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