The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has hired former state Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady to lobby for a same-sex marriage bill in Springfield, months after his own support of same-sex marriage sparked a controversy that led to his resignation.
The Illinois High School Association has approved a policy to make sure its members are complying with a new law requiring them to get catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledgling concealed-carry law.
Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing calls a proposed one quarter-percent sales tax hike just one way of bridging the gap as the city looks to make up for a loss in revenues.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law lowering the required age that Illinois students must attend school.
The Justice Department says it will sue Texas over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state's redistricting laws.
Illinois has a new law protecting renters if their landlord's property goes into foreclosure.
Tossing trash anywhere besides a garbage will soon cost you no matter where you are in Illinois. A new law imposes a statewide fine for littering.
Using a hand-held cellphone while driving in Illinois will be illegal on Jan. 1.
Illinois veterans and service members can qualify for free legal help under a new law pushed by Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride.