Students attending the Monday night section of a course on state and local government at Illinois State University this fall are learning from someone with a little experience. State Representative ---- and ISU alumnus ---- Jason Barickman is teaching the Politics and Government 221 at the ISU campus in Normal.. The 37 year old Republican says he hopes his students will benefit from his political experience --- and experience of his guest speakers.
Illinois’ Attorney General has filed a 6-count complaint against a Champaign County tire recycler, saying the tires served as a breeding ground for West Nile Virus.
Illinois Republicans had a theme last week when they met in Tampa for the Republican National Convention: Fire Madigan. The GOP blames House Speaker Michael Madigan for letting Illinois slide into a fiscal mess, but Madigan says it's Republicans who are unwilling to do what he calls the "heavy lifting."
Three state senators say Indiana's attorney general effectively nullified their votes when he opted not to defend sections of a state immigration law he said were rendered invalid when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar parts of an Arizona law.
A federal grant will allow Champaign police officers to gain some practical training without a lot of help.
The holiday weekend rainfall wasn’t enough for the city of Decatur to lift its restrictions on water use.
In his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took the opportunity to accuse Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of lying in his campaign.
After eleven years, it’s now a lot easier to get into the University of Illinois' Allerton Park near Monticello. Local officials held a brief ceremony Monday morning to open a new bridge linking the park’s main entrance with the Allerton mansion and garden.
A monthly indicator of economic progress is showing very slow growth.
Chicago's mayor, Gov. Pat Quinn and congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth are the prominent Illinoisans speaking on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.