There are 90 aging coal ash pits in Illinois — piles of slag left behind when coal is burned for energy, most often electricity. Environmental groups are asking for tougher state regulations on coal-burning power companies now that coal ash residue is starting to show up in the water supply.
Cutting defense spending in Washington is about as popular as proposing Social Security cuts. In other words, not very.
Macon County Clerk Steve Bean expects to make a decision early next week about whether to issue same-sex marriage licenses before Illinois' new gay marriage law starts June 1.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board is holding public hearings on a proposal to tighten rules for dozens of coal-ash ponds.
Each year, Illinois keeps moving up the ‘suspend’ date for college-bound students to apply for the Monetary Awards Program, or MAP grants.
The Illinois Senate president says legalizing internet gambling could bring in much-needed revenue.
This week, Gov. Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years, and yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government.
Champaign County is the second county in Illinois to start issuing marriage licenses before June 1. That’s when a state law says same-sex couples can marry.
Even through a long-distance line from Uganda, you can hear the fear and anxiety in the young man's voice. Nathan, 19, is gay. NPR is not using his surname because he fears arrest.
Over the last few weeks, you’ve heard from Congressional candidates running in Illinois' 13th District. There are three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party's nomination.