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Officials say that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that retailers must collect sales tax from buyers in other states could mean more than $200 million a year to Illinois.

A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.

Officials say crews will be working to repair a section of Interstate 55 in central Illinois where the roadway buckled in the recent high temperatures. 

Illinois' Medicaid program will soon provide preventative dental care for almost half a million low-income residents.

Residents in the Bloomington area are getting the chance to ride in a 90-year-old airplane.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures in the middle to possibly upper 90s Saturday through Monday will lead to potentially hazardous conditions statewide, especially for elderly people and those with pre-existing health conditions.

The odor of decomposing bodies has renewed calls to replace a county morgue in northern Illinois.

The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

The Illinois Labor Relations Board is moving forward with giving step increases to unionized state workers. 

The second black justice in the Illinois Supreme Court's 170-year history is preparing to take the oath of office. 

A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death.

The Peoria Public Schools board have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from an elementary school and instead honor the area's first black female doctor.

The Chicago Crime Commission has officially unveiled its first new street-gang guide in six years, detailing changes in where and how 59 Chicago gangs operate.

The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.

Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in suburban Chicago.

Police in Chicago say they've discovered the dismembered body of an 81-year-old woman in her home.

To solve Chicago's affordable housing crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on developers to think small.

Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law an overhaul in the handling of ethics complaints against Illinois legislators and staff members. 

Illinois Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan has named a committee composed entirely of women to choose the party's next executive director.

Some Bloomington residents are leaving bulky waste on their curb despite the next free collection not being scheduled until October.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says one of its agents has been shot during an operation in Indiana.

A suburban Chicago woman charged in an online murder-for-hire case has pleaded not guilty.

An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back.

A 19-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he opened fire at a northern Illinois high school last month. 

Three women Democratic state representatives are calling for an independent investigation of House Speaker Michael Madigan's office.

Southern Illinois University's board of trustees has called a meeting for later this week to discuss the future of the school's president.

The chief of staff to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has resigned over allegations of mishandling complaints of sexual harassment and making inappropriate comments. 

Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion.

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