Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.
A revamped statewide minimum wage hike is in the works, following Chicago's passage of one for the city.
The House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
President Obama is likely to nominate Ashton Carter as his next secretary of defense, CNN, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting.
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner was back in Springfield Tuesday. He told reporters - not surprisingly - that Illinois’ finances are in terrible shape.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he hopes the city council's approval of a $13 minimum wage for the city will "jolt'' state lawmakers into raising the issue statewide.
Before State Senator Mike Frerichs is sworn in as Illinois' treasurer next month, he's got a few more votes to cast as a legislator.
President Barack Obama is proposing a three-year, $263 million spending package to boost law enforcement training and police department reform.
Lawmakers are set to consider making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois' Nov. 4 election.
After another day of mostly peaceful protests in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama is scheduled to meet with civil rights leaders to discuss mistrust of police in communities of color.