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2 hrs ago | Roll Call
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.
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3 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend
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.
4 hrs ago | Washington Times
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois.
8 hrs ago | Townhall
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.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has returned a priest to active ministry after the Cook County Sheriff's Department concluded there's no evidence the man sexually abused a minor nearly 20 years ago.
Here's the sad thing about this story . In 2012, not long after his arrest the Illinois House of Representatives voted to expell Derrick Smith from that chamber.
The 2015 fiscal year marks a long-awaited milestone for Illinoisans: taxpayers are less than one year away from tax relief.
Gov. Pat Quinn talks about the new state Welcome Home Illinois loan program for first-time homeowners during a news conference Monday at a home listed for sale in Moline.
A new program may help more people in Illinois buy a home for a first time. The Welcome Home Illinois program provides $7,500 in assistance towards a down payment, as well as a 30-year mortgage with an interest rate as low as 3.75 percent.
For many people, one of the most recent pressing social issues, other than marriage equality, are efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana - an issue that, in particular, disproportionally affects racial minorities.