The llinois Department of Transportation may be wrapping up its busy construction season, but the upcoming winter will mean more repairs for road crews to work on next summer. But that depends on getting a state budget in place first.
Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) calls 10-term incumenbent John Shimkus a career politician who's making decisions to appeal to special interests. The Republican is challenging Shimkus in the 33-county 15th Congressional District.
PTSD, autism, chronic pain syndrome and five other conditions have been added to the list of those that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois. But Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration still has the final say.
The Chicago Cubs are in the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 2008. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke to Brett Taylor from the Cubs website Bleacher Nation about their chances in Wednesday's wildcard game.
The House Republican Conference is scheduled to select its candidate for speaker Thursday to replace John Boehner, who’s leaving Congress at the end of the month. The rifts in the Republican party that led to Boehner's departure are reflected in the thinking of House Republicans from Illinois and neighboring Missouri.
Low-income, working parents are fighting to once again get help from the state for childcare. Since July, Illinois has drastically reduced who's eligible for the state's daycare assistance program. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner made the change, he says, to save money.