Illinois

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is crediting a graduated driver's license law with a 51% drop in teenage-driver deaths in the past decade.

The state of Illinois is looking for residents' help to create a plan to determine how to best use the state's roadway rest areas.

Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to beware of more active deer as mating season begins.

Illinois State University is getting a $12.5 million federal grant to help school principals.

An Indiana group has won nearly $1 million in federal funds to boost efforts to use technology to bring healthcare to under-served areas in four states.

Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation's worst budget crisis, and $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills hadn't even been sent to the official who writes the checks by the end of June.

The state of Illinois is among the states leading the nation in the number of college freshmen pursuing higher education in other states.

Illinois climate and weather experts say the state saw drier and warmer than normal conditions during September.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ameya Pawar wants Illinois to move towards free tuition for state universities. And the Chicago alderman says one way to do it is to spend more on capitol development at state college campuses.

Another new lawsuit wants to ensure issues related to people with disabilities are addressed in any plan to reform Chicago police.

Advocates for imprisoned women are thanking Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing a law requiring gender-appropriate and informed practices in the Illinois women's prison and parole systems. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to overhaul regulations on the last of the state's coal-fired power plants.

Court Ruling Makes Life Easier for Political Third Parties

Oct 2, 2017

Political third parties in Illinois recently won a victory in court. The new change would make it easier to get on the ballot. 

Illinois counties are preparing to meet the requirements of a bail reform law taking effect next year.

Illinois education officials say the elimination of some requirements for teacher licenses has streamlined the licensing process and hasn't sacrificed the state's high standards.

The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people.

State officials are encouraging Illinois residents to participate in an earthquake safety drill next month.

Illinois is receiving more than $110 million in federal grants to help prevent and respond to terrorism and other emergencies.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on "National Seat Check Saturday."

State Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

Illinois public health officials say a Kankakee County resident is the first Illinoisan to die from West Nile virus this year in the state.

Emergency management agencies in 32 counties will be getting thousands of dollars each to beef up their emergency operations centers.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Illinois saw cooler-than-average temperatures in August and the National Weather Service says the lower temperatures are expected to continue in September.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is letting other states know that Illinois resources are available if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.

School superintendents from central and southern Illinois are pushing lawmakers to reach an agreement on overhauling the state's school funding formula.

Illinois is marking the 20th anniversary of legislation that lowered the drunken driving limit to .08 blood-alcohol concentration.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities "seems very reasonable."

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