This week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years, and yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government.
Gov. Pat Quinn is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to follow through on its own proposal to reduce amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.
More than 30 inches of snow have fallen on Champaign-Urbana this winter. Too often in this weather, property owners neglect shoveling city sidewalks. That can make it nearly impossible for some people to get around safely, including those who use a wheelchair or have trouble seeing well.
With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.
The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital for next week’s State of the Union address.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing a decision that would put a central Illinois landfill a step closer to storing toxic waste over an aquifer that provides water for about 750,000 people.
Gov. Pat Quinn says his appeal over denied federal disaster aid will focus on clean-up difficulties during the recent frigid temperatures.
Central Illinois officials say a 71-year-old man died this weekend when he collapsed after clearing snow.
There is still a long way to go in the rebuilding and repair efforts in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which was hit by a powerful tornado last month. On Thursday night, more than a hundred people showed up to a forum in Gifford to learn about additional support.
The longtime operators of an Urbana recycling center vow to quickly recover from a Thursday morning fire, and resume operations next week.