The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case that asks whether state government retirees should have to pay premiums for health insurance. The case could affect how the state tries to solve its budget-busting pension problem.
Officials from the Mexican Consulate in Chicago were at the Urbana Civic Center this week connecting many undocumented immigrants with a passport and photo ID - documents they will need in order to apply for a driver's license in Illinois.
Illinois' old law banning the concealed carry of firearms took another hit Thursday.
The state is appealing a ruling declaring Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.
Springfield is defending its policies on panhandlers after a new lawsuit accused the city of violating free-speech rights by barring panhandlers from asking for money.
An expert in term limits says a Republican governor candidate's proposal to overhaul the Illinois Legislature is better structured than past failed bids.
Attorneys for Gov. Pat Quinn say a judge should toss a lawsuit over his halting of lawmaker salaries because if legislators want their paychecks they can override his veto.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is performing a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.
Illinois State Police say applications for training to be a concealed-carry instructor are now available.
The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.