Illinois legislators will be asked on Tuesday to take what many say could be the most important vote of their careers. They have been called back to Springfield to take up a measure that would drastically alter the state's retirement plans.
The Illinois Senate has approved tax incentives worth roughly $58 million for chemical distributor Univar and newly-merged OfficeMax and Office Depot.
More than 1 million people will see their extended unemployment benefits immediately cut off at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.
Commemorating the 25th World AIDS Day a day late, President Obama announced an initiative Monday to find a cure for HIV infections that would be funded by $100 million shifted from existing spending.
A University of Illinois finance professor who helped craft a separate pension reform plan with other faculty last spring says the new one before lawmakers this week is missing some important pieces.
Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they're in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.
While lawyers dismantle many restrictions on political money, the rules affecting Morning Edition and Downton Abbey still stand tall. A federal court in San Francisco says public radio and TV stations cannot carry paid political ads.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case challenging a New York state law requiring online companies to collect state sales taxes, just like brick and mortar stores do. The Illinois Supreme Court recently rejected a similar tax law in the state.
The start of same-sex marriages in Illinois next year could create some challenges for those seeking to end them later.
The University of Illinois’ Athletic Director says football coach Tim Beckman will return for a third season in 2014.