The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives' last, best shot at the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat.
A struggling effort to change how Illinois draws its legislative districts will live another day. On Tuesday, state election authorities voted to give it some extra time to prove it deserves to make it on the November ballot.
Illinois lawmakers will decide Monday whether to subpoena a former official in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration to answer questions about the Democrat's anti-violence program.
A U.S. district judge has agreed to lift federal oversight of whether Chicago hiring practices are corrupted by political favoritism.
Control of the now-closed state prison near the Livingston County town of Dwight will be transferred from the Illinois Department of Corrections to another state agency.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District to Tea Party challenger David Brat — a stunning upset that will rewrite the leadership of the chamber's GOP leadership.
Public hearings take the evenings of June 10th, 11th and 12th as the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District seeks to annex additional territory in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.
Some lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for the recent prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) supports the decision.
Illinois officials say a citizens' initiative to put term limits on state legislators has gathered enough signatures to appear on the ballot. But there are other roadblocks before that can happen.
A group trying to impose term limits on state legislators says it gathered enough valid signatures to get on the November ballot.