State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is promising an in-depth budget review of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, saying it has moved too slowly on renovations for the resort at Eagle Creek State Recreation Area in Shelby County.
An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.
Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.
Honeybees in the U.S. are in trouble. Their populations have been declining for years, but a long, cold winter put a huge dent in the number of hives in northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa.
A bipartisan panel of lawmakers plans to resume its probe next week of a troubled anti-violence program overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence will never happen again.
A Republican congressman says whistleblowers have told a congressional committee that the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.
Officials say the first approval letters have been sent to Illinois patients who've applied to use medical marijuana legally.
Police in Hong Kong are softening their tactics against pro-democracy demonstrators. This, after their use of tear gas brought tens of thousands of additional people to the streets.
House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.