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Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn has recommended that trustees appoint a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

The Illinois State Board of Elections says it won't provide information about registered voters to President Donald Trump's voting commission.

The state treasurer says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must go to New York to talk bond-rating houses out of knocking the state's creditworthiness into "junk" status.

Officials of telecommunications conglomerate AT&T say Illinois' landlines won't be going away anytime soon despite a new state law to end the traditional phone service.

Illinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets due to the state budget stalemate.

The city of Chicago is receiving $14.8 million in federal grants to provide treatment to low-income people with HIV.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the "Springfield insiders" he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says a newly approved state budget was the result of bipartisan efforts to end a "destructive" impasse that has gripped state government for more than two years. 

Hundreds of people lined the streets in central Illinois to honor an Illinois State Police trooper who died in a vehicle crash.

The defense attorney for a man accused of kidnapping a University of Illinois scholar from China says his client deserves the "presumption of innocence."

Cook County officials warn that a 10% budget cut is possible if a judge doesn't allow a sweetened beverage tax to take effect by August.

The University of Illinois has planned a summer institute on human-animal studies starting this weekend. 

Climatologists say the average temperature for June across Illinois was 72.8 degrees which was 0.9 degrees above normal.  

BREAKING: State Capitol On Lockdown

Jul 6, 2017
Christie Lacey / Twitter

The capitol building in Springfield was placed on lockdown around 1:30 Thurs.

It happened just as representatives in the House were preparing to debate a possible override of the Governor’s veto of a proposed budget.

Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs says the building is on lockdown after a woman allegedly threw a powdery substance in the governor's office. 

The speaker of the Illinois House has scheduled a vote for Thursday to override the governor's veto of budget package.

A major credit-rating agency has put Illinois under review for a rating downgrade even if lawmakers override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a long-elusive budget deal.

An Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman says the board will decide next month whether to provide some information about voters to President Donald Trump's voting commission. 

A southwest Illinois county is suing pharmaceutical companies, alleging the prescription painkiller epidemic is worse due to deceptive marketing.

Two commissioners have proposed creating an identification card for anyone living in Cook County, including those in the U.S. illegally.

Christian crisis pregnancy centers in some Chicago suburbs are challenging a change in an Illinois' law that now requires medical professionals to notify pregnant patients of all their available options, including abortion.

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $36 billion budget plan and $5 billion income tax increase. 

An Illinois zoo is heading a program that breeds snow leopards as part of the Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan, which was created after the leopard population began declining in the 1970s.

The University of Illinois will hold a conference focusing on the problem of hunger in college students.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a $36 billion budget plan that includes a $5 billion income tax increase. 

An Illinois congressman says he plans to introduce legislation to name a post office after a U.S. Navy SEAL from Illinois who was killed in Yemen.

Officials in La Salle say the community's 1928 fire truck will be moving into a new home this year. 

Decatur officials spent most of a $2 million grant for an affordable housing project, but the houses sat empty for months.

Friends are remembering an Illinois State Police trooper who died in a vehicle crash as a hard worker and good-hearted man.

Republicans in the Illinois Senate have elected Sen. Bill Brady to serve as the chamber's minority leader.

Black workers at Chicago's Department of Water Management have filed a federal lawsuit contending they were routinely denied promotions and subjected to racial slurs.

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