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.
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.
House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.
A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.
"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.
Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor. He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.