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Illinois State General Assembly
July 29, 2016
Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp
It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish ...
July 05, 2016
Abner Mikva, ex-congressman, judge from Illinois, dies at 90
Abner Mikva, a liberal stalwart from Illinois who served in all three branches of the federal government, mentored a young ...
June 30, 2016
Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give ...
June 01, 2016
Illinois budget fight shifts to November elections
After finishing another legislative session without agreeing on a budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois' ruling Democrats ...
May 31, 2016
Illinois looks poised to enter 2nd year without budget
Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget after lawmakers finished their legislative session Tuesday ...
May 24, 2016
Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases
A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations ...
May 11, 2016
Illinois Senate campaign targets 'war hero' veterans record
Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the ...
May 04, 2016
Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran
Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing ...
May 04, 2016
After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a ...
April 29, 2016
Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pension
An Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when ...
April 24, 2016
Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement
Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete ...
April 08, 2016
The Latest: Filing says Hastert claimed he was extorted
The Latest on former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Federal prosecutors say ...
March 22, 2016
Illinois budget impasse spurs creative way to fund shelters
Illinois homeless shelters struggling to get by without state aid during the budget stalemate could get a much-needed ...
March 08, 2016
GOP group: Tweet about Duckworth and veterans was a mistake
The National Republican Senatorial Committee briefly posted a tweet Tuesday that said a Democratic candidate from Illinois ...
February 10, 2016
In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity
President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest ...