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Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.
SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.
Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.
SPRINGFIELD | Three years after running out of money to bury poor people, Illinois may face a similar scenario in the upcoming fiscal year.
SPRINGFIELD | Money for local restaurant inspections and infectious disease control could be slashed under a doomsday budget scenario being debated in the Capitol.
After Gov. Pat Quinn said schools and universities would suffer greatly if the state's temporary income tax isn't made permanent, we sought out his opponent for a response.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists who endanger emergency crews on highways could face stiffer penalties under legislation moving through the Illinois Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists could pay higher taxes at the fuel pump in order to ensure Illinois roads don't fall into disrepair under a plan floated Tuesday by a coalition of business and labor groups.
A study published last month in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when someone is put into a scary situation without anyone to turn to, they will seek out a familiar brand-name product to provide that missing support.
SPRINGFIELD | When it comes to video gambling, the majority of the most lucrative sites in Illinois are bars or restaurants.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Even before Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his budget blueprint Wednesday, his fellow Democrats were looking at other options to fill a gap left by the looming rollback of the state's temporary income tax increase.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to extend the temporary income tax would not translate into big gains for schools and universities next year.
Although Illinois' public employee labor unions failed to snuff out the candidacy of Bruce Rauner last Tuesday, their ability to generate votes for runner-up Kirk Dillard showed they are not a force to be trifled with.
SPRINGFIELD | Over the objections of Republican lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn's pick to run the state's massive prison system won an early endorsement from a Senate panel Monday.
Tired of the campaign ads? Ready for a break from the never-ending election cycle?
SPRINGFIELD | On a typical election night, politicians host a get-together for campaign staff and supporters while they wait for the results to roll in.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' giant stack of unpaid bills came with a hefty price tag last year.
Hours after a poll last week showed super-rich, Carhartt-wearing political newcomer Bruce Rauner with support from 40 percent of the respondents, the state's largest employee union announced it was getting behind one of his opponents, state Sen. Kirk Dillard.
SPRINGFIELD | For a generation of central Illinoisans, the names "Bill Brady" and "Dan Rutherford" have been a mainstay on the ballot at election time, each of the men running for one state governmental post or another.
SPRINGFIELD | A federal lawsuit challenging Illinois' 2009 campaign finance law is unlikely to be settled before the end of the 2014 election season.
SPRINGFIELD | A plan to require special permits for most all-terrain vehicles in Illinois has been scuttled amid concerns the program wasn't ready for prime time.
Five years ago this week, Gov. Pat Quinn won the praise of many downstate residents when he reversed decisions made by his mop-topped predecessor and reopened state parks and historic sites.
SPRINGFIELD | Although the specter of a tough financial future is nothing new in Illinois, a budget document surfaced Friday showing next year's state spending plan will feature another round of drastic cuts to services.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois could reap nearly $200 million annually if it became the fourth state to legalize online poker, an industry advocate said Wednesday.
For a man who probably would be better off if voters just forgot about his recent problems, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford again shined a spotlight on his own campaign woes during a debate in Springfield on Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | Raising the minimum wage could cost Illinois' cash-strapped universities millions of dollars in added wages for their student workforce.
SPRINGFIELD | A state lawmaker from Elgin has added a new wrinkle to a plan to cut taxes for Illinois businesses.
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 | Nearly 47,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally have started the process to receive Illinois driver's licenses.
SPRINGFIELD | It could be a make or break day for Illinois' horse racing industry.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn declared an emergency Monday aimed at addressing the lingering shortage of propane.
Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the start of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.
When the dust settled last week, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford was the victor when it came to having the most money in his campaign account in his bid for the Republican gubernatorial primary election.
SPRINGFIELD | A fat-fighting initiative by the federal government could leave Illinois schools unable to sell certain flavors of the state's official snack food.
SPRINGFIELD | Hunters and trappers could soon legally bag a bobcat under a proposal pending in the Illinois House.
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.
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 | More than a month after one of Gov. Pat Quinn's capital city offices was evacuated because of a suspicious substance, investigators continue to probe the incident.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists hoping to travel faster on most Illinois interstates may have to wait a little longer because of the recent winter storm.
SPRINGFIELD | State election regulators could decide next week whether Gov. Pat Quinn has an opponent on the March 18 primary election ballot.
SPRINGFIELD | All of the wrangling among the Republican candidates for governor about raising Illinois' minimum wage could be empty chatter by the time voters choose a chief executive next November.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers could debate a proposal this spring designed to clarify what happens if you are injured on your way to your job.
After a year in which state lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on some landmark proposals, you could argue that 2014 might be a bit quieter.
SPRINGFIELD | About a dozen opponents of hydraulic fracturing Friday marked the final day of a public comment period on the state's new fracking rules by renewing their call for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.
SPRINGFIELD | A group of retired state employees Thursday filed the second of what could be at least four lawsuits seeking to dump the state’s controversial new pension law.
SPRINGFIELD | Surrounded by the usual mix of Craigslist postings for free firewood, used furniture and good-as-new bicycles last week was a help wanted ad seeking someone to run a campaign for Congress.
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