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Illinois state government
October 10, 2017
APNewsBreak: Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment
Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation's worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The ...
October 04, 2017
Correction: Abortion Coverage-Illinois story
In a story Sept. 28 about an Illinois law that expands Medicaid and state-employee insurance coverage to abortion, The ...
October 01, 2017
Conservatives threaten Rauner with primary over abortion law
Conservatives furious about Gov. Bruce Rauner's expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois are threatening to put up ...
September 21, 2017
Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson
The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was ...
September 17, 2017
Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers
Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have ...
September 14, 2017
Kennedy's running mate looks to address 'senseless' violence
Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy's newly announced running mate says he wants to work with Kennedy to address ...
September 07, 2017
Illinois governor to borrow up to $6B to pay off late bills
Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledged Thursday that Illinois has no choice but to borrow up to $6 billion to tackle a financial ...
September 03, 2017
Private school tax credit surprises, riles some in Illinois
Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a development that's caught some ...
September 01, 2017
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changes
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday signed into law sweeping changes to the way the state funds schools, calling it a ...
August 30, 2017
Chicago changes course, wants police reforms with court role
The city of Chicago changed course Tuesday and said it now wants to carry out far-reaching reforms of its police under strict ...
August 29, 2017
Governor signs law limiting Illinois police on immigration
Illinois will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into ...
August 23, 2017
Rauner says no comment on political cartoon as 'white male'
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered conflicting statements Tuesday on a political cartoon critics have called racist, first ...
August 18, 2017
Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clash
A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered ...
August 03, 2017
Governor again seeks to pit Chicago against rest of Illinois
By extracting Chicago money from a measure all Illinois public schools needed to get state funding this fall, Gov.
August 01, 2017
The Latest: House speaker says governor veto creates crisis
The Latest on a school funding measure in Illinois (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan says ...
August 01, 2017
Illinois governor's veto could jeopardize school funding
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto power Tuesday to strip millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools from a school ...
July 16, 2017
Illinois has budget but no school funding plan
Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol's next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is ...
July 14, 2017
Illinois' strategy for digging out of debt: taking on more
Illinois lawmakers who recently ended the longest fiscal standoff of any state since the Great Depression are counting on an ...
July 13, 2017
Illinois GOP governor tacks right after major budget defeat
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is hardening his anti-tax stance as he readies a re-election bid following a major legislative ...
July 10, 2017
Illinois treasurer to governor: No 'junk' for credit trunk
The state's Democratic treasurer issued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner an unsolicited to-do list for staving off fiscal failure ...