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For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.
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When federal long-term unemployment benefits ended in December, 74,000 Illinois workers immediately lost their temporary help.
6 hrs ago | CBS Local
Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan's leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this spring.
President Obama has more than two years left in the White House, but that hasn't stopped a scramble over the possible location of his presidential library from starting.
Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the... Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their ... (more)
Illinois' 10th District was drawn by Democrats to elect a Democrat, and it did just that in 2012 when Brad Schneider defeated GOP Rep. Robert Dold.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois.
Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that's turned Pennsylvania into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, the Keystone State's current fiscal condition is almost as dire as New Jersey's.
Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next year.
Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illinois' most well-known politicians routinely recommended job candidates.
Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.
More Information: Many communities hold native plant sales during the spring. Additionally, the IDNR annually offers a Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program.
A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities.
The ABC7 I-Team investigates claims by the country's oldest poison hotline that it's being forced out of business.