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3 hrs ago | Roll Call
Kinzinger says a secure border must be the first step in any immigration overhaul.
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6 hrs ago | Morris Daily Herald
One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan for the state.
10 hrs ago | Spin
Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet - including to the Leader of the Free World.
15 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, accompanied by several mayors and village presidents from across Illinois, speaks Monday during a news conference calling for state lawmakers to overhaul local pension systems for police and fire departments in Chicago.
19 hrs ago | CBS Local
A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
20 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington
It may be small but it is driving Dixon crazy. It's one of those craters that can sneak up on you and give you quite a jolt if you hit it just right.
Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, talks with House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Dec. 3, 2013 during a committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has released his federal and state tax returns' figures for 2013, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday.
President Barack Obama is naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer, replacing long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.
The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.
Besides limiting lawmakers to eight years of service in the General Assembly, it would also reduce the number of senators from 59 to 41, and add five state representatives to the House.
As much as I am against the general Democratic philosophy of state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, I must give credit where credit is due and applaud Rep. Franks on his bold opposition to the “millionaire tax” and two other propositions.
Plans to upgrade one of Bethalto's major thoroughfares have been put on hold after the Illinois Department of Transportation rejected the original plan for the project.
Legislatures in Pennsylvania and Illinois are considering bills that would reduce or eliminate what animal welfare advocates call mutilations, and what breeders and American Kennel Club call "breed standards."
We have long asked the question you pose in your editorial, " What's the Matter with Illinois? " .
A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Governor Pat Quinn's unfavorable rating was 55 percent.
Illinois is broke. Its public pension plans are the most troubled in the nation.