People in Illinois now have a faster, easier way to find out if the state is holding any of their unclaimed cash or property.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making it harder for authorities to confiscate property from crime suspects. 

A former Lincoln Lane Community College employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking almost $700,000 from the college.

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Illinois legislators are joining a national flurry of efforts to curb laws that allow police to confiscate property even if the owner isn't convicted of a crime.  The contentious practice permits law enforcement to permanently seize vehicles, cash and other property associated with illegal activity and profit from it. The Illinois proposal would allow the Prairie State to join 12 other states in requiring a criminal conviction to formally confiscate assets.

A Springfield bank will process Illinois sales taxes from cash medical marijuana purchases after submitting the only bid for the contract.

Dennis Hastert faces federal charges

May 28, 2015

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal charges filed by the U.S. attorney in Chicago.