When the Monticello school board meets next week, members are expected to discuss the voters’ rejection in Tuesday's election of a $40 million bond referendum to build a new high school, and turn the old high school campus into a district-wide grade school.
Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market should continue to improve.
Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois, a former Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in office, has died after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.
Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has conceded to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race.
Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says, "I would enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell."
Republican investor Bruce Rauner will be the next governor of Illinois -probably. He declared victory over Gov. Pat Quinn, but the Democrat is refusing to concede.
Voters in two counties have overwhelmingly rejected efforts to place hazardous waste in the Clinton Landfill in an advisory referendum.
In addition to choosing a new governor, Illinois voters approved several ballot questions, including two changes to the state’s constitution.
Democrat Carol Ammons is Representative Naomi Jakobsson's new successor for the retiring lawmaker's seat in the Illinois House. Ammons says she's eager to follow in Jakobsson's footsteps, starting with a tax overhaul.
Congressman John Shimkus is headed back to Washington for a 10th term representing Illinois’ 15th district.