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The Illinois Senate is endorsing a plan to require children to ride in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

An ex-campaign worker for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratic organization has been arrested for allegedly violating a protective order.

Early voting will be delayed at least one more day in Lake County.

Senate President John Cullerton is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to propose a budget plan that's balanced.

An Illinois House committee has delayed voting on plans to change how hospitals receive Medicaid dollars as two Chicago hospitals say a revised formula could force them to close. 

The state's education chief says that the $350 million boost promised to public schools this year will be distributed beginning in April. 

An outspoken Holocaust denier is likely to appear on the November ballot as the Republican nominee for a Chicago-area congressional district.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner likely considered the upcoming election while crafting the state of the state address he gave Wednesday. There's a host of Democratic candidates vying to unseat him - and a single Republican who says she wants to get him out the way during the primary this March. 

The state's education agency wants to hire a "storyteller" to relay "amazing" stories from Illinois' public schools while lawmakers are still trying properly fund them. 

At least three Democratic congressmen from Illinois are boycotting President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited a racial disparity in enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana as the reason she now favors legalization of the drug.

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between a top Democratic rival and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps.

Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter data to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program hasn't offered an updated security plan. 

Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will run uncontested in the Democratic primary after state Sen. Michael Hastings dropped out of the race.

Illinois  attorney general candidates vying for the Democratic nomination are scheduled to participate in one of their first candidate forums ahead of the March primary. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has pledged federal support for fixing problematic water supplies at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy where Legionnaires' disease has claimed 13 lives since 2015.

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar is seeking a safety review of a construction zone on Interstate 55 after at least two fatal crashes.

Lawmakers question whether reimbursement rates in an expanded managed care health plan will be sufficient to keep insurers providing service.

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

An email shows Gov. Bruce Rauner's office recommended the appointment of a state purchasing regulator whom the Republican now claims is under his Democratic rival's thumb.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's health care chief says a $63 billion Medicaid managed care program will save up to $300 million a year because of the competitive process providers had to undergo. 

A Democratic lawmaker has filed petitions to challenge longtime Secretary of State Jesse White in the Illinois primary. 

Democratic state lawmakers are introducing a plan to halt Illinois' participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database. It’s the latest move after efforts to persuade the State Board of Elections failed.

An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a fee cut from the state's budget package, arguing there wasn't enough time to fully examine it as lawmakers quickly approved a budget to end the state's budget impasse.

Two wealthy businessmen seeking the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor have released partial tax returns on the same day they filed candidate petitions for the 2018 primary. 

Rauner Speaks on Legislative Redistricting

Nov 13, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner continues to support legislative redistricting reforms that take politicians out of the process. But the Republican governor laughed off a reporter’s question on whether he’d recuse himself from redistricting, if elected to a second term.

A former Chicago alderman says he'll challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in 2018 after she championed a highly-unpopular sweetened beverage tax.

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he's donating a portion of his private papers to Northwestern University.

The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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